In “Deadpool 2,” Domino will make her big screen debut. “Atlanta” star Zazie Beetz will bring that character to life, and co-creator Rob Liefeld couldn’t be happier about it. In an interview with ComicBook.com, he praised the actress as one of the only people who could truly keep up with Ryan Reynolds.
“Domino is all about… as an actress and as the character that is going to be on the screen you already allude to it, it’s all about the sass,” Liefeld explained. “You gotta understand: you’re gonna go up against Wade Wilson, who in this movie is Ryan Reynolds.”
“I’m telling you, having been around Ryan multiple times that mouth cannot be stopped,” he added. “I don’t think he can say the jokes as fast as they are backed up in his head.”
“Some of these people be like, ‘Oh hey, this girl should have been Domino, and pick out actress A through Z,’ and I’d be like, ‘I’m not sure that they can keep up with him.’ And oh my gosh, I’m not sure that Ryan’s gonna keep up with her,” he said. “I think Ryan Reynolds is gonna have to work hard to keep up with Zazie. I mean, wow. You just go, ‘That chemistry is going to be spectacular.’ And that’s what it comes down to is the chemistry with these characters.”
Earlier this month, Liefeld praised Beetz’s casting on his Instagram. “Welcome, Zazie Beetz, to the wonderful world of #Deadpool!!” Liefeld wrote in his post. “You are everything I could have hoped for!!”
Introduced in 1992 in Marvel Comics’ “X-Force” #8, Domino was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld. She is a genetically engineered mutant conceived as part of a secret United States government program called Project Armageddon devoted to creating perfect human weapons. In the case of Domino, who is one of the few survivors of the project, it worked. She can subtly, psychically alter random variables in her line of sight to create the illusion of extreme luck. Using her abilities, Domino can pull off near-impossible physical feats and is nigh unkillable. She can also alter the perceived luck of her foes, causing their weapons to malfunction or their shots to misfire.
Directed by David Leitch (“John Wick”), the as-yet untitled “Deadpool” sequel will once again star Ryan Reynolds, joined (so far) by Zazie Beetz as Domino, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Karan Soni as Dopinder and, presumably, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus; and is expected for release in 2018.