Game Of Thrones star Ed Skrein signs up for villain role in X-Men spin-off Deadpool
Ed Skrein, best known for his role as Daario Naharis in Game Of Thrones, has signed up for the role of the villain in new X-Men spin-off Deadpool.
Skrein will play Ajax, a man who was part of the same program that saw Wade Wilson become Deadpool. He has boosted speed and strength alongside a total inability to feel pain.
Visual effects supervisor Tim Miller will make his debut as a director on the movie, which will film in Vancouver, the same location where much of X-Men: Days Of Future Past was shot.
Reynolds made his debut as Deadpool, who is also known as Wade Wilson, in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The character has a number of powers, including vastly accelerated healing and incredible stamina. He is also an expert in a number of martial arts.
Also booked to star in the movie are Homeland's Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller and Fast & Furious's Gina Carano. The film is due to be released on February 12th in 2016, three months before X-Men: Apocalypse hits cinemas.