All of Atlanta’s stars are rising.
Donald Glover is Lando, he’s Simba and he’s in the new Spider-man film. Lakeith Stanfield killed us in Get Out and is going to be in Death Note. Now it seems Brian Tyree Henry will be the last of the cast to get his day in the science-fiction/superhero sun, as it was announced today that Atlanta’s very own Zazie Beetz will be playing Domino in Deadpool 2.
The role, which had been rumored to be going to Janelle Monae, is a juicy one. Like Deadpool, Domino was created via a secret government program and is an assassin with a questionable moral compass. A mutant, she possesses the ability to alter the odds of any given situation to be in her favor: essentially, she has an endless supply of super-powered good luck. The character has fought for and against the X-Men and X-Force, and has romantic ties to fellow mutant Cable.
The announcement came via Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds, who tweeted out the following image today:
Domino Effect. pic.twitter.com/ILEnTcW7fY— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017
Congrats, Zazie — we can’t wait to see you tear up the silver screen!