Marvel Movies

Ed Skrein

Ed Skrein portrayed Francis Freeman/Ajax in Deadpool.

Significant roles

  • David in The Sweeney (2012)
  • Edward "Ed" Richardson in Ill Manors (2012)
  • Anthony Walsh in The Tunnel (2013)
  • Daario Naharis in Game of Thrones (2013)
  • Frank Martin in The Transporter Legacy (2015)


  • "I think the rest of the world sees him as a bad guy. Me, I think he's just misunderstood. His name is Ajax; or Francis. He went through the same Weapon X programme as Wolverine and Deadpool."
  • "His superpowers are that he feels nothing, he feels no pain, but also psychologically what's interesting is that there's huge parts of his mind which is missing. The social responsibilities and all those things, so it's a very interesting character. He really doesn't feel that much, so I suppose he's a sociopath in the truest sense."
  • "The program that we run is very similar to Weapon X, in that we take terminally-ill soldiers and we give them superpowers. Ajax and Angel Dust went through that process themselves and now we run the program and we're the people that changed Wade Wilson into Deadpool."
  • "We really wanted people to not know whether we were Brother and Sister, lovers, whether it is a teacher-pupil situation almost like a pimp and prostitute situation, for want of a better word."
  • "It's faithful in terms of the beginning part of Ajax when he was in the workshop. Fans of the comics will know that later on he comes back with an all singing, all dancing big shiny suit; we haven't explored that section."
  • "The movie is predominantly about Deadpool."
  • "Ryan's like Muhammad Ali, dancing around, whispering in my ear. And I'm George Foreman. Every blow is like a haymaker and I just want to take his head off."