“Deadpool 2” is getting close to announcing its casting choices for two iconic mutant co-stars, Cable and Domino, set to appear beside Ryan Reynold’s Merc with a Mouth. Twentieth Century Fox is reportedly eying Pierce Brosnan for Cable, while the role of Domino could go to Kerry Washington.
According to That Hashtag Show, a casting call recently went out for the role of Domino that laid out what Fox is looking for in the lucky assassin:
Late 20s – early 30s
Sexy, lithe and athletic
She has a witty personality.
Neena is a no-nonsense badass who rarely shows her feeling. Highly capable, supremely confident and armored in… well ARMOR… and bullet-proof sarcasm. But beneath her shell she’s still and vulnerable and some soft, beating remnant of her humanity remains intact.In this scene we need to see both sides. When she can’t get what she needs with insults, bluster and threats we need to see some of that vulnerability. It’s hard for her to let down her guard, and in the mercenary community she grew up in showing compassion is almost embarrassing. We should feel like she’d be more comfortable killing Silberman than saying “Please”.
The site also claims to have heard from sources that actresses Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sienna Miller have turned down the role and that Washington, who has starred in “Django Unchained” and “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” is currently in the studio’s sights. The casting call also referred to Domino by her civilian name, “Neena,” which is an uncommon move; most casting calls refer to high-profile parts by a code name.
Domino first appeared in 1992 in “X-Force” #8 and was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld. She is a genetically engineered mutant that was conceived as part of a United States government program, Project Armageddon, that aimed to create 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.
Domino and Cable have a long history together, first meeting after Domino joined the mercenary S.H.I.E.L.D. group Six Pack. Domino would later go on to join Cable on the X-Force strike team, of which he was the leader. She has frequently teamed with Deadpool, even going so far in “Marvel NOW!” to reform the Mercs for Money super team, originally established by Deadpool.