Atlanta star Zazie Beetz to portray Domino in Deadpool 2
The Atlanta cast continues to take over Hollywood.
The Deadpool sequel has found its Domino in Atlanta star Zazie Beetz. Ryan Reynolds made the announcement Thursday on Twitter, spelling the actress’s name out in dots on a picture of domino pieces, adding the caption, “Domino Effect.” Fox has not yet responded to EW’s request for comment.
This will be the film debut for the superhero, who is portrayed in the comics as a mercenary and long-time partner to Cable, a.k.a. Nathan Summers, a character already confirmed to appear in the sequel. (Speculation is whirling about who will play Cable.)
For Beetz, the Deadpool 2 part will mark her most high-profile role to date. The actress recently burst on the scene, playing Van, Earn’s (Donald Glover) independent ex-girlfriend on FX’s Golden Globe-winning series.
Deapool 2, which will be helmed by John Wick co-director David Leitch, is slated to hit theaters in 2018.