Zazie Beets has been cast in the upcoming Deadpool sequel. Ryan Reynolds shared the news on Twitter.
Zazie Beetz Effect. pic.twitter.com/Kvtyk1aI7O
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017
She will play the role of Domino. In Marvel’s comic book mythology, Domino is a mercenary who mostly works on the side of the good guys. Debuting in the same issue as Deadpool himself (1991’s New Mutants No. 98), she is another survivor of a government program to create the ultimate soldier. Instead of adamantium claws or hyper-active healing powers, she can affect probability itself, creating “good luck” for herself and those around her — something she’s put to use serving alongside Cable, another fan-favorite X-character who’ll be showing up in the new movie, but has yet to be cast. Deadpool 2 will be directed by David Leitch.
Zazie currently co-stars in Donald Glover’s award-winning FX series, Atlanta. where she has emerged as a fan favorite. She will soon be seen in Chance the Rapper’s horror-comedy Slice.