“Atlanta” actress Zazie Beetz has been cast in the key role of Neena Thurman (aka. Domino) in the upcoming “Deadpool” sequel.
Ryan Reynolds revealed the casting in a tweet which you can see below. The casting follows a quickly dismissed rumor earlier this week that “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures” actress Janelle Monae was up for the role.
In the comics Domino is an expert sniper and mutant with the power of probability alteration. That power is subconsciously triggered in moments of stress and telekinetically alters the odds in her favor, while giving her opponents some convenient bad luck.
She has also had a long relationship as the confidante and occasional lover of time traveling Cable – the other key new character who has yet to be cast. Filming begins shortly ahead of a 2018 release.
Domino Effect. pic.twitter.com/ILEnTcW7fY
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017