Friday, March 10, 2017

'Atlanta' star Zazie Beetz cast as Domino in 'Deadpool 2'

With Logan breaking out at the box office and the Wolverine saga done for good, Fox is turning their attention to the continuing adventures of the Merc with a Mouth. The hotly anticipated sequel now has gone through a slightly tumultuous pre-production stage, marked by the departure of director Tim Miller due to conflict with star Ryan Reynolds. David Leitch, director of John Wick and the upcoming Atomic Blonde, quickly jumped on board, but there has been more trouble in regards to filling out the rest of the cast. After an extensive search, it seems like Stranger Things star David Harbour is the top choice for Cable, a role previously rumored for some of the most famous action stars in Hollywood history. With Cable seemingly safe in the hands of Harbour, attention shifted to Domino, another famous mutant that will be appearing in the sequel. A famous mercenary in the X-Force and Cable's longtime girlfriend, Domino was regarded as one of the most coveted roles for a major studio production. Yesterday, Ryan Reynolds made the announcement of who will play the fan favorite character.


As announced by Reynolds on Twitter, Domino will be played by Zazie Beetz, who is the star of the hit FX show Atlanta. Jeff Sneider at Tracking Board had the early scoop, calling the casting early yesterday in a series of tweets. Beetz's breakout role came in the form of the Donald Glover-created show, where she appeared in six episodes alongside Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, and Lakeith Stanfield. Beetz's star is quickly rising, as she'll also be appearing in A24's Slice, which will likely be more commonly known as the movie where Chance the Rapper plays a werewolf pizza driver. This is the rare casting announcement where I really don't have much of a reaction. I'm not familiar with the character of Domino, I regrettably haven't seen Atlanta yet, and I don't know much about Beetz. But people seem excited, so I guess that's a positive. Deadpool 2 is undoubtedly a movie to look forward to in the future, and I can't wait to hear more about the return of Wade Wilson.


Source: Tracking Board
Image Credits: IMDB/FX/Fox

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