Deadpool 2 update: Character of Domino will be played by actress Zazie Beetz
The post-credits scene in Tim Miller's Deadpool confirmed that the sequel would feature the live-action debut of the time-traveling mutant known as Cable.
But now it looks like he won't be the only new character in the sequel.
Instead reports have stated that the film will also feature Domino, a Marvel Comics character who has shared page space with the red-and-black-costumed mercenary for years.
Ryan Reynolds made it official via Twitter: Zazie Beetz, who stars in Donald Glover’s Atlanta, has been cast as Domino in Deadpool 2 who might be Cable's romantic interest.
Domino Effect. pic.twitter.com/ILEnTcW7fY
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017
Marvel character Domino's real name Neena Thurman and she bears the power of telekinesis and is part of mercenary groups known as Six Pack and X-Force.
The writers had previously hinted at casting a mutant in Deadpool 2.
Like Jean Grey, Domino is a mutant who can be categorized as a telekinetic, but her powers work differently than just giving her the capability to move things with her mind.
Instead, her ability works on the subconscious level, which results in what is best described as stress-induced probability manipulation, typically giving her 'good luck.' So if she finds herself facing off against a group of gunmen, every move she makes will miraculously let her escape unharmed (plus she can probably take them all out with a single bullet too).
Though the first teaser for the film has debuted, we are yet to see who will be cast opposite Beetz as Cable.
Deadpool 2 is being directed by David Leitch, who took over for the original helmer Tim Miller. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penned the script. No release date is announced yet, but quietly sitting on Fox’s 2018 schedule reports Deadline.