When Zazie Beetz was first cast as Domino in Deadpool 2, there was some criticism surrounding how different she looked from the comic book version of the character. While speaking at ACE Comic Con in Chicago, Beetz finally addressed that response to her casting.
“I also understood [that reaction],” Beetz said. “I think about my own kind of associations I have with my own characters that I loved in my childhood, and you definitely… particularly visually have an image that you’re attached to. So I understood that part. So I get if you feel, or if people have felt detached from my version. I more balk at if people become rude online or something like that, but I have to say it hasn’t been too much of an issue. I’ve been blessed in that department.”
When asked if she felt embraced by Marvel fans, Beetz responded, “I’ll lead with overwhelmingly positive, which has been wonderful. I’ve felt really so welcomed into this community and in the beginning, I was nervous because I know I don’t look like the traditional character and I wanted to also respect that people… I didn’t need to be their Domino, but I think particularly after the movie came out people were so excited and so supportive and I’m thinking even this turnout here and people showing up, so it’s really been so positive, so I’m really really grateful about that.”
Beetz reportedly has a three-picture deal with Fox. However, it’s not yet clear what Disney’s acquisition of key assets from 21st Century Fox will mean for her contract.
David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular Deadpool, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapičić as Colossus, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Julian Dennison as Russell and Josh Brolin as Cable.
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