Toby Kebbell (“Rocknrolla,” “Kong: Skull Island”) has been cast as the villain Axe in the Vin Diesel-led film adaptation of the Valiant Comics title “Bloodshot”.
Specifics of the role being played by Kebbell, who has been playing villains for some time from “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” to “Fantastic Four,” are under wraps. He’s likely the film’s take on the character ‘Ax’, a self-professed computer wizard.
Diesel plays a former soldier killed and brought back to life with technological upgrades, filling his body with billions of nanobots. This allows him to be the perfect soldier by healing from injuries, shapeshift, and even interact with technology.
Sam Heughan, Eiza Gonzalez, Michael Sheen, Talulah Riley and Alex Hernandez co-star in the film which was penned by Eric Heisserer and will be helmed by Dave Wilson. Shooting begins in July.
Source: The Wrap