Actor Ed Skrein
will be the next in line to share in the weight of producer Luc Besson’s Transporter
franchise with the prequel trilogy starter, The Transporter Refueled
. Time will tell, of course, if the Northmen: A Viking Saga
, former Game Of Thrones
co-star and co-star of upcoming home invasion thriller, Tiger House
can maintain the fanfare under Brick Mansions
helmer Camille Delamarre’s direction, but in the meantime, he’s since snagged himself a new role in 20th Century Fox’s live-action take on Marvel property, Daredevil
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Skrein’s role in the film was long speculated since the news began cirulating a few months back
, but the actor has since confirmed his role as that of Ajax, one of the people involved earlier on in the Weapon X program who, himself, becomes a killing machine with superhuman strength. Skrein
joins lead actor Ryan Renyolds
from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with actor T.J. Miller
, actresses Gina Carano
and Morena Baccarrin
and newcome actress Brianna Hildebrand
also starring among others.
Production is currently underway in Vancouver with director Tim Miller at the helm for the film’s launch on February 12, 2016, and proudly enough, with the R-rating fans have so hope for.
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