The Untitled Deadpool Sequel is shaping up to have a very colorful supporting cast. One of those supporting members is Zazie Beetz as the mutant Domino. We haven’t had a chance to really see her in action yet in the trailers, but Beetz is a fascinating young actress who is likely going to do something really interesting with the character. ComicBook.com spoke to Beetz at the premiere of Atlanta season 2 and asked her about the character.
“I loved exploring the dramatic parts of it,” Beetz said. “For Domino specifically, I loved thinking about her past and pulling that into even the comedy of [what] we’re doing it in the film, since it is based in that.”
Beetz also went on to say that she really enjoyed the fact that Domino can go toe-to-toe with Deadpool in more ways than one.
“In Deadpool 2 I think we go heavier than the first one did,” the actress added. “Like Atlanta, the themes are darker. I liked playing this woman who could meet Deadpool face-to-face and toe-to-toe. In terms of our wit and our banter, we match. It really was nice to play that.”
Deadpool already has Cable to be the straight man to his comedy, so having someone else on the cast that can keep up with him is going to add a dynamic we didn’t see in the first one. Deadpool is at his best when we get to see him bounce off of other characters. All of these new personalities is going to make this sequel a lot of fun.
Summary(?): After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Untitled Deadpool Sequel, directed by David Leitch, stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Josh Brolin, Brianna Hildebrand, and Zazie Beetz. It will be released on June 1st.