Atlanta Star Zazie Beetz Reportedly Cast As Anti-heroine Domino in Deadpool 2

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Domino and Deadpool go way, way back. The two characters — both co-created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza — debuted in the same issue of Marvel Comics’ New Mutants way back in the early 1990s (well, Domino was being impersonated by a shapeshifter at the time, but let’s not get into that). So it’s no surprise that she’ll be playing a major role in the release-date-TBD Deadpool sequel, and it appears that she’ll be played by Atlanta star Zazie Beetz. We say “appears” because Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds, didn’t exactly say that was the case; instead, he just tweeted a picture of dominos whose dots spell out her name:

Domino’s basic deal is that she’s a hard-headed and lethal mercenary with the mutant ability to inadvertently alter probability. It’s hard to explain what, exactly, that means, but basically it means she has a lot of good luck and her opponents have bad luck. Clearly, the former of those two kinds of luck rubbed off on Beetz.

Atlanta Star Reportedly Cast As Domino in Deadpool 2