‘Atlanta’ Star Zazie Beetz Plays Domino In ‘Deadpool 2’

By March 10, 2017

We finally know who is set to play Domino in the highly anticipated Deadpool 2, and it might be a small surprise – Zazie Beetz.

Fans of the Donald Glover series Atlanta on FX know Beetz as Van Keefer, the ex-girlfriend to Glover’s Earn Marks, and also the mother of the character’s daughter.

Domino is another character in the X-Men extended universe making her way to the Deadpool arena, making her first live-action appearance through Beetz. The character was first introduced in 1991, created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld – the two men who also created Deadpool himself.

Domino likely will be a love interest to another X-Men universe character, Cable, who has yet to be cast.

Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds announced Beetz’s casting through a quick series of tweets, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Domino is great when it comes to sniper work, and fighting hand-to-hand. She also can adjust probabilities in a way that is quite reminiscent to a more popular X-Men character, Longshot. And like Deadpool, she can be a bit rogue.

Beetz is still quite new to film and television, first debuting in independent shorts just a few years ago. She has since finished work on Tim O’Connor’s supernatural mystery The Undiscovered Country, as well as the Austin Vesely comedy Slice.

She is the second actor from Atlanta to land a major film role following the success of that series. Glover will play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo anthology Star Wars film. And we can’t leave out Atlanta co-star Keith Stanfield, who took part in the surprise horror hit Get Out, which has now earned $87.4 million since its Feb. 24 release.

Brianna Hildebrand and Stefan Kapicic are expected to return as Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus, all under director David Leitch.

If everything keeps going on schedule, Fox could see Deadpool 2 in theaters March 2018.

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