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What the ‘Deadpool 2’ Domino Reveal Says About the Sequel

The sight of Zazie Beetz as Domino on Monday morning was a sign that the antihero could play a larger role in the follow-up to Ryan Reynolds’ superhero comedy Deadpool than originally believed.

To be fair, Beetz looks great as the mutant mercenary, in a costume that might not be entirely true to the character’s comic book visual. She has, traditionally, worn an outfit that covers everything but her head, but the facial markings here mirror, and invert, the comic book visual of the character co-created by Deadpool‘s Rob Liefeld. 

Beetz’s Domino looks easily as fierce as the source material as she lies on a rug made out of Deadpool, and the fact that she’s taking it easy on top of him might be significant: Does it potentially suggest some kind of conflict between the two? (The cartoonishness of Deadpool’s pose under Domino brings to mind a Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner dynamic, although that might just be me.) If that is the case, that wouldn’t be outside of the comic book canon version of their relationship, with both characters’ loyalties depending as much on their client base as any personal beliefs.

That’s more true for Deadpool than Domino, admittedly; whereas the mercenary nature of the former character’s comic book incarnation extends so far as his tagline — “the Merc with the Mouth” — the latter has, more often than not, been on the side of the good guys, and, even moreso, been by the side of Cable. A longtime member of the time-traveling antihero’s supporting cast, she has fought alongside him as part of his own mercenary group the Six Pack, as well as multiple incarnations of X-Force. Beyond her association with Cable, she’s worked with the X-Men, S.H.I.E.L.D. and other comic book organizations throughout the year, underscoring her comic book status as team player, rather than leading lady.
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If that seems harsh, it’s worth pointing out that Domino duplicates elements of other, more beloved, comic book characters. She’s essentially a remodel of Black Widow with some Wolverine narrative DNA (she, too, is the result of a secret government program to create the ultimate weapon) and the “good luck” powers of an earlier Marvel character, Longshot. Domino has yet to be given a distinctive story of her own with which to break out and prove her own worth.


That’s not to say that she’s never had her own comic book; in fact, she’s had two since her 1991 debut in The New Mutants No. 98, with a three-issue series in 1997 and a four-issue series in 2003. (The artist on the second series was Brian Stelfreeze, currently working on Black Panther with Ta-Nehisi Coates.)

For the most part, however, Domino’s comic book adventures have been restrained to the X-Force titles, with occasional guest appearances in other comics across the decades — although, with a movie appearance in the offing, that might be about to change. And, perhaps, given the increased profile (and, just maybe, a new attitude courtesy of Deadpool 2‘s screenwriters), Domino might be about to have her time in the spotlight.




‘Deadpool 2’: Ryan Reynolds Makes Himself at Home at X-Mansion, Shares Best Sean Connery Photo Ever for Father’s Day

On Sunday, Ryan Reynolds celebrated Father’s Day with a picture of the former 007 star wearing maybe the most outrageous costume possible from the 1974 film Zardoz.

“Happy Father’s Day, Dad. What do you get the man who has everything?” Reynolds wrote along with the picture of Connery in a red Borat-like bathing suit. 

Zardoz was not nearly as popular as some of Connery’s other works, but since its release, the sci-fi picture about post-apocalyptic Earth has developed a cult following. 

That tweet made it two days in a row that the Deadpool star and all-around goof Reynolds lit up social media. On Saturday, he tweeted a photo teasing Deadpool 2 that had fans freaking out. 

Josh Brolin, who is playing Cable in the sequel, has also been doing his part to get fans pumped with his social media posts displaying his physical transformation into the character. 

Check out Reynolds’ tweet and a look at Zardoz below.

Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin Reveals His Cable Haircut

Josh Brolin is one-step closer to transforming himself into the time-traveling mutant Cable in Deadpool 2, now sporting the character’s haircut. Twentieth Century Fox took people by surprise when they cast Brolin as Nathan Summers, aka Cable, two months ago. Not least of which is due to the fact that Brolin is pulling double-duty as the Mad Titan Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plenty of people have portrayed characters in multiple superhero franchises before, but never this prolific and at the same time.

He made a brief appearance as Thanos in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy three years ago and is scheduled to reprise his role for a full appearance in the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War next year. Filming is currently underway for the Avengers film, but when he’s not shooting his scenes, he has been bulking up to prepare for his role as Cable. It’s always great to see actors take their craft seriously enough to physically prepare for their roles, but Brolin also needs to transform the way he looks beyond his physique.

Today, Brolin has shared a new photo on Instagram of himself and his son, Trevor Brolin. He’s seen sporting a haircut similar to that of Cable in the comics: shaved sides with the top long and slicked back. All he has to do now is color his hair white.


Brolin had been one among many people linked to the highly-coveted role. At various points, the likes of Michael Shannon and Pierce Brosnan had reportedly been in the running. Another person closely associated with the project was Brad Pitt. In fact, concept art depicting Pitt as Cable had leaked online back in March, indicating that the actor had gone far along in the casting process. It seems that Brolin’s haircut (and possibly his expression) is comparable to Pitt’s in that leaked concept art.

It would be an understatement to say that people are excited about next year’s Deadpool sequel. Although last year’s movie wasn’t the first comic book movie to be rated R, it’s success did give 20th Century Fox enough confidence to allow James Mangold and Hugh Jackman to pursue and R rating for Logan. It’s possible that the film also convinced Millennium Films to reboot the Hellboy franchise with an R rating as well. Aside from becoming a genre-defining superhero film, Ryan Reynold’s performance as Deadpool is one of the most accurate superhero portrayals out there, and people can’t wait to see more of it (and Wade meet Nathan) come 2018.