The Merc With a Mouth himself, Ryan Reynolds, has taken to Twitter today to share our first look at Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) kitted out as Domino.
Otherwise known as Neena Thurman, the skilled marksman and sniper is one of two high-profile additions to Deadpool 2 – the other being Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) as Cable – David Leitch’s sequel that’s expected to blast its way into theaters next summer. Sandwiched between New Mutants (April 13th) and X-Men: Dark Phoenix (November 2nd), 2018 is shaping up to be a monumental year for Fox’s superhero franchise, and the Merc’s sophomore outing will no doubt serve as a welcome tonic amidst two heady, overly dramatic blockbusters. After all, when it comes to rib-tickling and often edgy humor, few cinematic anti-heroes hold a candle to Ryan Reynolds’ titular motor-mouth.
And by all accounts, the casting of Zazie Beetz as Domino will only help bring the absolute worst out of Wade Wilson, which can only spell good news for fans of Deadpool‘s irreverent style. In typically meta fashion, this first-look pic places Domino on top of a Merc-themed rug, and acts as a not-so-subtle wink to Deadpool‘s original marketing campaign, which found Reynolds’ gun-toting mercenary in front of an open fireplace. The Tweet from the actor was captioned: “Some people just know how to work a red carpet.”
Deadpool 2 shoots for theaters on June 1st, 2018, and when it does, it’ll seemingly carve out more room for Colossus. Russian actor Stefan Kapicic is back in the voice booth to portray the towering mutant, joining a list of returnees that includes T.J. Miller (Weasel), Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead), Karan Soni (Dopinder), Leslie Uggams (Blind Al), and Morena Baccarin (Vanessa).