One sure sign that 20th Century Fox’s adaptation of “Deadpool” would be a highly-anticipated anti-hero movie is because its lead actor Ryan Reynolds recently confirmed that it will be rated-R.

Since the production is currently underway in Vancouver, a number of on-set photos and videos were posted by the fans on Twitter. We can’t post any of them here, not unless they were posted by the cast members, of course.

English actor Ed Skrein (full name: Edward George Skrein) recently shared a picture of his on-set chair on Twitter to confirm that he is set to portray Ajax in “Deadpool”.

Skrein, who also goes by the name of “The Dinner Lady P.I.M.P.”, worked as a rap musician prior to his acting career. He released 3 tracks on a 12″ vinyl single under Dented Records and was featured on the Foreign Beggars album “Asylum Speakers” (2003). He has also collaborated with a number of artistes including Foreign Beggars, Asian Dub Foundation, Plan B, Dubbledge, and Doc Brown. 

Skrein made his acting debut in 2012’s “The Sweeney”, but he is best known for playing Daario Naharis in the 3rd season of “Game of Thrones“. He will be seen next in “The Transporter: Refueled”, which is set to be released on 4th September 2015.

Ed Skrein The Transporter Legacy
Image source: Final Reel

Skrein is set to portray Ajax, a former enforcer known only as Francis at Doctor Killebrew’s laboratory. Although he acted as a strongbow for Killebrew, he was also a participant of Killebrew’s Weapon X project. He transformed into a killing machine who couldn’t feel pain, in addition to increased strength, speed, and other typical superhuman attributes.

Before he transformed into Ajax, he is one of the men who was responsible for Wade Wilson’s transformation into Deadpool. In the film, Reynolds’ Deadpool is set to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life, and that seems to be Ajax.

Ed Skrein as Ajax


No further information were announced regarding his role, but “Deadpool” is slated for release on 12th Feb 2016. Tim Miller is directing the movie from a script by “Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

For more information about the movie, visit its official Facebook page and Twitter.


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