Ryan Reynolds has revealed the first photo of Zazie Beetz (of “Atlanta” fame) as Domino!
The cheeky actor took Twitter to share the exclusive photo. He wrote, “Some people just know how to work a red carpet. #Domino #DeadPool2.”
In the photo, Beetz is seen lying on Reynolds’ red Deadpool costume. The shot is a parody of the Merc with a Mouth’s first promotional photo, which is also a remake of Burt Reynolds’ infamous nude bearskin rug photo. If you look closely, you can spot her white eye patch.
Upon seeing the photo, Marvel fans praised the actress’ new look. Many called Domino’s white eye patch and darker skin (as opposed to the black patch and bright white skin in the comic) an “upgrade”.
“Holy crap Zazie Beetz as Domino is PERFECT,” wrote Twitter user Austin.
Domino (Neena Thurman) is a mutant mercenary who is romantically linked to Cable, the son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey). She possesses mutant probability-altering powers, similar to those of the X-Man Longshot.
According to Marvel.com, Domino was one of many children born to the a top-secret government breeding program intended to develop the perfect weapon. As one of only 2 test subjects to survive, her mother broke her out and left her with a Chicago priest named Father Rudolpho Boschelli.
Zazie Beetz is best known for portraying Vanessa in Donald Glover’s (aka Childish Gambino) critically-acclaimed TV show, “Atlanta”. The 26-year-old actress beat out a couple of big-name competition for the part of Domino, including Mary Elizabeth Winstead (from “Final Destination 3”), Lizzy Caplan (from “Now You See Me 2”), Sofia Boutella (from “Kingsman: The Secret Service”), and Sylvia Hoeks (from “Blade Runner 2049”).
“Deadpool 2” will be helmed by “John Wick” director David Leitch with a screenplay by screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. It is slated for release sometime in 2018.