Ed Skrein has just confirmed that he is playing Ajax in Deadpool with the tweet below:
— Ed Skrein (@edskrein) April 7, 2015
Ajax, a.k.a. Francis, is a character whom Deadpool encountered while in the Weapon X program. Rendered mentally unstable thanks to heavy experimentation done on him, Ajax was not able to get along with Wade and his flippant demeanor, demanding respect lest Wade’s friends pay the price. Later, after somehow surviving and escaping from Weapon X, Ajax went on a killing spree, trying to off anyone involved with Weapon X, including Deadpool.