Who else is excited for the sequel to 2016’s breakout hit Deadpool? C’mon, we all know you love the foul-mouthed mercenary and can’t wait for Deadpool 2 to hit theaters likely in 2018. But since we have to wait so long, we thought we’d satiate your appetite with a few interesting kernels of allegedly inside information.
New director David Leitch (John Wick) will be taking over the duties behind the camera and a handful of familiar faces will be returning on-screen. As for the new characters that will be introduced, we already know Cable will be in it, and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wenick have teased fans that “a lot of characters” from X-Men lore may be showing up as well. But now That Hashtag Show, which has a strong track record when it comes to juicy scoops, are reporting that the popular mutant Domino will be included as well. (For non-nerds, Domino is a mercenary who has the power to alter probability and make herself luckier.)
According to them, Sienna Miller and Gugu Mbatha-Raw have already received a pass from the studio, and it appears as if the fantastic Kerry Washington (Scandal) is “the studio’s lead at this point.”
You can check out this character breakdown video or read the transcript below.
“Female. All ethnicities. Late 20s to early 30s. Sexy, lithe, and athletic. She has a witty personality. Neena is a no-nonsense badass who rarely shows her feelings. Highly capable, supremely confident and armored in – well armor – and bullet-proof sarcasm. But beneath her shell she’s still and vulnerable and some soft, beating remnant of her humanity remains intact. In this scene we need to see both sides. When she can’t get what she needs with insults, bluster and threats we need to see some of that vulnerability. It’s hard for her to let down her guard, and in the mercenary community she grew up in showing compassion is almost embarrassing. We should feel like she’d be more comfortable killing Silberman than saying ‘Please.'”
Sounds like a quality addition to the Deadpool universe, no?