Ryan Reynolds just hopped on Twitter to announce that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz, who plays Vanessa on Donald Glover’s critically beloved FX show, will play luck-twisting mercenary Domino in the upcoming Deadpool 2. Always happy to blur the line between himself and his beloved Merc With The Mouth, Reynolds made the announcement in a typically offbeat way, photoshopping Beetz’s head into an old Deadpool comic and spelling her name out with dominoes.
Domino Effect. pic.twitter.com/ILEnTcW7fY
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017
Beetz—who’s also attached to Chance The Rapper’s upcoming pizza horror film Slice—beat out a lot of big-name competition for the part of Domino. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Lizzy Caplan were both tossed around as potential choices to play the hard-bitten mercenary, who often serves as the straight-faced foil to Deadpool’s wacky mayhem in the comics. Meanwhile, there’s still no word on who might play Domino’s on-again, off-again gun-toting boyfriend Cable, although Reynolds and company have been dropping increasingly unsubtle hints that he’ll show up in Deadpool 2.