Zazie Beetz cast as Domino in Deadpool 2
Newcomer Zazie Beetz has beaten out the likes of Kerry Washington and Sienna Miller to land the coveted role of Domino in Deadpool 2.
The film’s star Ryan Reynolds shared the news via Twitter on Thursday.
The actor posted a photo of dominos spelling out the name ‘Zazie Beetz’, officially announcing the actress will take on the role of Domino, aka Neena Thurman, in the highly anticipated sequel.
Reynolds captioned the pic: “Domino Effect.”
The German native will portray the former mercenary who has the ability to manipulate luck. An expert markswoman, the comic book character eventually becomes a member of the X-Men mutant heroes.
Beetz is best known for starring alongside Donald Glover in the award-winning U.S. TV series Atlanta. The former stage actress also appeared in the Netflix anthology series Easy.
A number of notable actresses, including Miller, Washington, Moonlight star Janelle Monae, and Lizzy Caplan, were reportedly circling the role of Domino.
The new film will serve as a follow up to 2016’s acclaimed global hit Deadpool.
David Leitch, the filmmaker behind the recent John Wick: Chapter 2, is slated to direct the action comedy.