Ed Skrein, who played the villain Ajax in the first Deadpool movie ponders the possibility of returning in Deadpool 3.
Earlier this week, news that lit the internet on fire involved the announcement that Marvel Studios’ highly-anticipated Deadpool 3 would not only feature the return of one Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth, but also the return of Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine for the first time since 2017. While some fans were caught off-guard by the welcome announcement, it’s likely that this will have no effect on how Logan ended, given that it was always an elseworlds story of its own. With the return of one beloved character, some are curious as to whether or not other characters will be returning, such as Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, or even Ed Skrein as Ajax.
For those who don’t remember, Ajax was the primary antagonist of the original film, and Wade Wilson ends up shooting him at the end. A return from him in Deadpool 3 seems highly unlikely, but when asked about the possibility from ComicBookMovie.com, Ed Skrein said the following:
“Listen, I’ve got all the comics where he comes back with the suit, the things that fly out of them, the teeth, and the eyes, and everything. I think he ends up getting strangled by Deadpool in the bottom of a river to really die.”
Ed Skrein is happy to be a fan for Deadpool 3.
When asked about his thoughts on Deadpool 3 itself, Ed Skrein had this to say:
“These things are…it was a privilege to be part of number one, dude. I would be so happy to leave it as what it is. It would be the happiest thing ever to just move on and I’d be super happy to go back. It’s all love and it’s all good. They’ve got a great team between Hugh, Ryan, and Shawn. They’ve got an incredible team. I’ll be there in the first week with my popcorn and I’ll just be there as a fan.”
Here’s the official synopsis for Deadpool 2:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Directed by David Leitch from a script written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, and Jack Kesy.
Deadpool 2 is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Meanwhile, Deadpool 3 is set to hit theaters in 2024. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the upcoming sequel, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content.