“Deadpool 2” has added a new mutant to the team — Domino.
The new mutant mercenary will be played by “Atlanta” actress Zazie Beetz, who will join Ryan Reynolds as he reprises his role as Deadpool.
Reynolds first shared a photo of the actress in full costume on his social media accounts. “Some people just know how to work a red carpet,” he wrote.
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Beetz then shared her own photo in costume.
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So who exactly is Domino?
Domino, real name Neena Thurman, is a best known as a mutant member of the X-Force. The group is closely associated to the X-Men, but are generally more aggressive.
She was born as a result of Project Armageddon, a government operation that sought to create a living weapon that could destroy the entire world. She was one of the only subjects to survive and escaped with her mother’s help. Domino was left with a Chicago priest, who would raise her.
She has been a member of numerous groups, but as of 2016, Domino has joined Deadpool’s Mercs for Money team. In the newest incarnation, the team must save Negasonic Teenage Warhead (played by Brianna Hildebrand in the first “Deadpool” movie) from Umbral Dyanimcs, a mysterious organization.
What are her powers?
Domino has the ability to shape the outcomes of events around her in her favor. Basically, she has the power to make herself lucky. So as long as she makes an effort to do something better than another person or tries to avoid something dangerous, she will be able to generate the luck she needs to accomplish her task.
It’s a subconscious ability that manifests when she’s stressed. Because it’s all subconscious, she tends to move with perfect reflexes and reactions, which also makes her an amazing athlete, fighter, and skilled markswoman. She carries various firearms at all times.
What else to know?
She has worked closely with the mutant, Cable, since first meeting him as part of the mercenary team Six Pack. Domino and Cable have also shared an intimate relationship in the past. Cable will be played by Josh Brolin in “Deadpool 2.”
“Deadpool” stars Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, and Stefan Kapičić are all returning to the sequel, which is scheduled for a June 1, 2018 release.
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