Deadpool 2 is going to have an awesome line-up, that much is clear. Ryan Reynolds is reprising his role as the loud-mouthed mercenary, and the sequel will team him up with longtime accomplices Domino (Zazie Beetz) and Cable (Josh Brolin).
Both Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus are also set to retun, but those are the only characters that have been confirmed for Deadpool 2. On Wednesday however, that changed.
Leslie Uggams portrayed Deadpool's hilarious roommate, Blind Al, in the first film. While discussing her new role in the HBO film The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, BlackFilm.com asked the actress about Deadpool 2.
When questioned whether or not she would appear in the highly-anticipated sequel, Uggams didn't hesitate with her response.
"Definitely," was all she said.
No one really doubted whether or not Blind Al would have a role in Deadpool 2, mainly because of the growing size of the main character's world. With Wade Wilson joining up with other mutants, and possibly travelling through time, it was unclear whether or not he'd have time to build Ikea furniture with his favorite roomie.
Thankfully, the creative team is working Al into the sequel, and fans will have plenty to laugh about when it the film hits theaters.
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The Deadpool sequel, which is being directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde) and written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, is currently in pre-production and is expected to begin filming at the end of this spring. The film will introduce Deadpool's time-traveling mutant partner, Cable, as well as X-Force member Domino, who is being portrayed by Atlanta actress Zazie Beetz. Supporting characters from the original film — such as Colossus (voiced by Stefan Kapicic), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and taxi driver Dopinder (Karan Soni) — are also expected to return.
Deadpool 2 will arrive in theaters in 2018.