It looks like there’s a new leader in the casting search for Deadpool 2’s Domino. The names of many actresses have been mentioned in conjunction with the search for Domino, the mutant with probability controlling powers usually described as “good luck.” MacKenzie Davis was among the first, but Scandal star Kerry Washington was the latest actress considered to be leading the casting race.
That seems to no longer be the case. Singer/songwriter turned actress Janelle Monáe is now rumored to be the frontrunner to play Domino in Deadpool 2, according to a report from That Hashtag Show. Monáe’s first two acting roles were in Hidden Figures, which was nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards, and Moonlight, which won the same award.
As That Hashtag Show notes, there has been no official casting made as of yet. Monáe may be the frontrunner, but that does not confirm that she has the job.
Domino, whose real name is Neena Thurman, is a mutant mercenary and early ally and love interest of Cable, who will also make his on-screen debut in Deadpool 2. Domino was an early member of X-Force, which also has a movie in the works to follow Deadpool 2.
Another interesting note is that through the first year or more of the original X-Force run the mutant shapeshifter known as Copycat impersonated Domino. Copycat is the character that inspired Vanessa, the character played by Morena Baccarin in the first Deadpool movie. Deadpool did not establish that Vanessa is a mutant, and so there’s no way of knowing if that particular plot point will be referenced in Deadpool 2.
Domino is just one high-profile Deadpool 2 casting announcement still outstanding. Cable is another, and now some are speculating that Cable’s daughter, Hope Summers, could be a third. Considering Deadpool 2 is the fourth most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers, with a 4.27 out of 5 ComicBook User Anticipation Rating, it is safe to say that fans are waiting anxiously for these reveals. Let us know how you're looking forward to Deadpool 2 by giving it an anticipation rating below.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapičić.
The Deadpool movie's sequel is currently in pre-production. Reynolds will return with writer Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. David Leitch will direct. The film will introduce Deadpool's time-traveling mutant partner, Cable, as well as X-Force member Domino. Members of the original film's supporting cast are also expected to return.
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