Zazie Beetz cast as mutant mercenary Domino in ‘Deadpool 2’

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Atlanta star Zazie Beetz has landed the role of mutant mercenary Domino in Deadpool 2.

Star and producer Ryan Reynolds announced the casting on Twitter Thursday alongside an image featuring Beetz’s name spelled out using dominoes.

A second tweet featured the cover of a comic book titled “Deadpool & The Mission for Money” which featured Beetz as Domino riding on top top of a flying Deadpool.

Beetz is best known for portraying Van in Donald Glover’s FX series Atlanta.

Within the X-Men mythology, Domino is involved with mercenary group Six Pack and then later X-Men associated group X-Force. With telekinetic powers that allow her to control probability, Domino often crosses paths with Deadpool within the pages of Marvel comics alongside X-Men character Cable who is also set to appear in Deadpool 2.

Deadpool 2, which is expected to hit theaters in 2018, is directed by David Leitch (John Wick) after original director Tim Miller abandoned the project over creative differences.

A teaser for Deadpool 2 was released recently to coincide with the release of Logan that features Reynolds unable to stop a mugging after changing into his costume inside a phone booth.

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