WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Deadpool 2, in theaters now.
While Deadpool 2 continued the exploits of Ryan Reynolds' titular hero, it also introduced fans to new characters while laying the groundwork for Fox's X-Force movie. We met Cable (Josh Brolin), a time-traveling soldier who clashed with Deadpool as he came back to the past to save his family, as well as Zazie Beetz's luck-manipulating Domino.
Domino factored into Wade's special-ops X-Force team in the film, but we didn't get much insight into her backstory, apart from her special ability being the power of luck. Well, if Beetz has her way, she'd love for audiences to see the gun-toting heroine's origin story.
"I would love to see an origin story. I would like to see where Domino came from, because it is kind of a dark and interesting background," Beetz said in an exclusive interview with CBR. "With her luck, she doesn't really have to worry if things are going to go her way or not, because they just do. Which I think lends itself to a lightheartedness and a light-footedness in everything."
In the comics, Domino was engineered as part of a government program, only to escape and become a mercenary. She worked alongside Cable on the mercenary team called Six Pack, which eventually led Cable to the formation of X-Force. But in Deadpool 2, Domino helps Wade fight off Cable in order to save the soul of the foul-mouthed Russell, a young mutant leaning towards becoming a villain. It's this dark nature of the action-comedy franchise which Beetz maintained would suit her character well.
"I think it can also lend itself to, [she] kind of doesn't really care about anything at all, because she doesn't have to... that was sort of an interesting place to explore," Beetz said in regards to Domino's origins. "Also, her past is really dark, and I think she sort of has to let go of a bunch of stuff. Things work out. That is fun -- it lightens when things go super-dark."
Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable and Julian Dennison as Russell. The film is playing in theaters everywhere.