Rumors had been going around for a while now as to who would be paying Domino, teammate to Deadpool and original member of the X-Force, in the highly anticipated sequel for The Merc with a Mouth.
The top names attached in said rumors were Kerry Washington of Scandal and Moonlight’s Janelle Monáe, but we can stop doing that as Deadpool himself Ryan Reynolds has revealed that Zazie Beetz from Atlanta will be taking on the role via a picture of well, dominoes on his Twitter. Just give your eyes a few second to fully see that is readers out her name.
Though Reynolds did post this follow up tweet, which further confirmed the casting.
Zazie Beetz Effect. pic.twitter.com/Kvtyk1aI7O
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017
Beetz has recently gained some attention for her role as Donald Glover’s girlfriend, Vanessa on the critically acclaimed FX comedy-drama, Atlanta, which earned two Golden Globe awards at the beginning of the year, and also starred on Netflix’s anthology series, Easy.
Domino as mentioned, is one of the original members of X-Force alongside leader Cable, also said to be in the film with lots of rumors now as to who will play him. Much like Deadpool, she too made her debut in the 90s with 1992’s X-Force #8 by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld.
For those wanting to know what she will bring to the screen, Domino is a mutant that was genetically engineered by secret government to become a human weapon. Domino of course gained expert fighting skills and exceptional marksmanship in addition to being able to alter probabilities.
What do you think of the casting? Are you happy with Beets as Domino? Who would you have wanted to play the character? Let us know in the comments below!
Deadpool 2 is set to come out in 2018.