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Ryan Reynolds Announces Domino Casting for DEADPOOL 2

Ryan Reynolds Announces Domino Casting for DEADPOOL 2

This has been a big week for announcements from major franchises being made by making people try to see words through obstructions (I’m looking at you, Game of Thrones premiere announcement). Luckily for fans of Deadpool, we didn’t have to wait an hour for a live stream of frigging ice melting to reveal the name of the actress cast as Domino in the hotly anticipated X-franchise sequel, we just had to figure out what the hell this thing said:

From actor Ryan Reynolds‘ own Twitter account, we have a picture of weird pizza-looking dominoes, in which is written a name, and that name is Zazie Beetz, the actress who is best known for playing Vanessa in FX’s awesome Atlanta. A relative newcomer to acting, Beetz has very clearly made a splash to the Fox casting execs during her six episode run on the studio’s premier cable channel.

Just to hammer the point, Reynolds later tweeted this:

Earlier this week, speculation stemming from a little-seen YouTube show claimed that recording artist and actress Janelle Monae was cast as Domino, but Deadpool co-writer Rhett Reese shut that talk down very quickly in tweets that have since been removed (damn). That was only a couple of days ago, so it seems likely the producers wanted to nip that particular out of control rumor in the bud.

For those who don’t know, Domino is a former mercenary turned member of the X-Men, who has the innate mutant ability to manipulate probability in her favor, making her exceedingly lucky in addition to being a world class marksperson and hand-to-hand combatant. She has been most often paired with Deadpool and Cable, both of which will be featured in Deadpool 2 and the upcoming X-Force movie.

What do you think about Zazie Beetz being cast as Domino? How long did it take you to read the name in those damn dominoes? Let us know in the comments below!

Images: Activision/Marvel / FX Networks


Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!


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