Director Neil Marshall’s Hellboy, a reboot of the franchise, has assembled quite an impressive cast so far, and the latest to come on board is Deadpool star Ed Skrein.
THR reports today that Skrein is currently in negotiations to join the cast of Lionsgate and Millennium’s Hellboy reboot.
He will play Major Ben Daimio, a rugged military member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense who, due to a supernatural encounter, can turn into a jaguar when angered or in pain.
The cast also includes David Harbour as Hellboy; Milla Jovovich as the film’s villain; Ian McShane as Professor Broom; and Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan.
The new story sees the hero squaring off against a medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy humankind.
Aron Coleite is working on the latest draft of a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin and Mike Richardson are the producers. Hellboy is being executive produced by Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, and Carl Hampe.
Look for the new film in 2018.