Star of TV’s ‘Atlanta’ to Play Domino in ‘Deadpool 2’

Zazie Beetz

The wisecracking Deadpool proved to be a big hit with audiences worldwide, earning more than $780 million at the box office, and now its sequel is percolating.

Sure, director Tim Miller exited the project due to creative differences, but David Leitz (John Wick and the upcoming Atomic Blonde) soon picked up the reins. The recent addition of Drew Goddard to the original writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick also sounded like good news.

Star Ryan Reynolds has assured fans that the filmmakers want to provide more good, R-rated entertainment for adults in the same vein as the first one. We’re eager to see who ends up being cast as Deadpool’s cohort Cable; David Harbour (Stranger Things) is reportedly under consideration.

But we’re also quite interested to see who else might be added to the mix and now we (apparently) have one more piece to add to the puzzle. Reynolds shared this intriguing image on Twitter:

Domino Effect.

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017

He followed that up with another message that was more specific:

Zazie Beetz Effect.

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017

Zazie Beetz broke out big on TV’s Atlanta (below) opposite Donald Glover. She portrayed the ex-girlfriend of Glover’s character and mother of their child. As you might have heard, Glover is currently filming the young Han Solo movie, so clearly Atlanta is on a break from filming and Beetz will have time to play Domino.


It’s a great opportunity for the actress, who has already demonstrated her ability to handle sharp comedy and piercing drama. She more than held her own in the strong cast. That should suit her well to play Domino. In the Marvel comic books, Domino has excellent skills in marksmanship and hand-to-hand combat. She has also been a partner and lover — and opponent — of Cable, so sparks should fly in what we’re sure will be an action-packed sequel.

Deadpool 2 is expected in theaters next year.

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