Ed Skrein, known for his roles as Francis in Deadpool and the first Daario Naharis in Game of Thrones has been cast as 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.” We have the character breakdown for Major Ben Daimio.
Daimio Supporting Male (30-39) A former Royal Marine and is an ally of Professor Broom. Part of M-11. Rugged military type with cold, calculating eyes and close-cropped hair. Has three jagged scars raked across his grizzled face from an encounter with an enormous jaguar, resulting in him becoming a were-jaguar and having to surreptitiously take pills to conceal his condition. Struggles internally with now being one of the monsters he has been hunting down. Resentful towards Hellboy for his lack of discipline and penchant for disregarding the rules A former Royal Marine and is an ally of Professor Broom.
Skrein will be joining David Harbour who will be taking on the title role, Ian Mcshane who will be Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Broom, and Milla Jovovich as the film’s villain, Nimue the Blood Queen.
The film is slated to start shooting in September with a release date sometime in 2018.