Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are hard at work making Deadpool 2, the sequel to the popular “R” rated superhero movie. With Deadpool 2, the cast is going to get bigger, and one of the biggest editions is the arrival of fan-favorite characters Domino and Cable. Cable has yet to be cast, but Domino did get confirmed to be played by actress Zazie Beetz.
In an interview with IGN, Reese and Wernick talked about what made Beetz the perfect person to play the luck altering assassin.
“Well, you know, it’s tough to say.” said Reese, “There’s this very wonderful alchemy that happens when an actor starts to read the lines that we came up with. She just really sparked, and it really just flew off the screen. I think that we now will be able to write with her voice in mind more, which always helps too. So yeah, I think you’re right, it’s a very exciting casting choice and we think it’s going to pay off.
“And she, you know, in the read and in the test she went toe-to-toe with Ryan and that’s not an easy task.” add Wernick, “he’s such a brilliant actor. She kept face with him and that’s reason enough to see how that plays out over the course of the next movie and franchise.”
There’s no date set for Deadpool 2, though the hopes are for a release in 2018.