Last week it was reported that “Scandal” actress Kerry Washington was in the running for the role of Domino in the upcoming sequel to “Deadpool.” The news came courtesy of That Hashtag show who claimed that Fox was eyeing the actress after Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Beyond the Lights”) and Sienna Miller (“Stardust”) both turned down the role. With filming set to begin later this year following the official hiring of David Leitch (co-director of “John Wick”) as the new director in place of Tim Miller, it’s more than likely we’ll hear official news regarding the casting of the fan-favorite character soon. It appears that should Washington receive an official offer for the role, she’d definitely be on board.
During a recent interview with Extra TV at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, Washington addressed the Domino rumors. While she didn’t offer any sort of confirmation of talks, the actress also didn’t deny anything. When asked about the rumors, the actress played coy stating, “I don’t have anything to say about that.”
Of course, just because she isn’t able to confirm anything, that doesn’t mean the actress wouldn’t be up for the gig should Fox and Leitch decide to bring her in as the lucky mutant. However, as the actress notes, it all comes down to who the studio feels is the right actress for the gig.
Domino will be one of two new mutants to join the Merc with a Mouth in the sequel. Also set to appear in the film is Cable with actor Pierce Brosnan currently rumored for that role. The character first appeared in 1992’s “X-Force” #8 and was created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza.
“Deadpool 2” is expected to hit the big screen on January 12th, 2018.
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