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UPADATE: Janelle Monae “Front-Runner” To Play DOMINO In DEADPOOL 2

UPADATE: Janelle Monae “Front-Runner” To Play DOMINO In DEADPOOL 2

UPADATE: Deadpool 2 screenwriter Rhett Reese took to twitter to shoot down the rumor that Janelle Monae was a front runner to play Domino in the upcoming sequel.


We’re a little bit closer to finding out who will play Domino in Deadpool 2.

Casting for the characters of Cable and Domino in Deadpool 2 and future XCU films is almost over. With only a handful of names remaining on FOX’s shortlist for these roles we expect casting announcements to be made very soon. But now it seems like we have a front-runner for the role of Domino.

According to That Hashtag Show, actress Janelle Monae is the latest name to be rumored for the role. No decisions have been made as of yet but this seems like a great choice not only for the X-Men universe, but also for FOX. Janelle Monae is one of the most sought after names in Hollywood right now after appearing in the best picture nominated films Hidden Figures and Moonlight. The latter taking home the trophy.

Actresses Kerry Washington, Lizzy Caplan, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are still in consideration but Janelle Monae, to me, is the best choice of this group. She’s a phenomenal actress, she can be witty, and most importantly she’s “budget” friendly.

Here’s the character casting description that has been floating around the internet for a while. The studio is currently referring to her as “Neena” and not as Domino:

Female, All ethnicities, Late 20s – early 30s Sexy, lithe and athletic. She has a witty personality.

Neena is a no-nonsense badass who rarely shows her feeling. 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”.

With production set to begin this summer, it’s only a matter of time until we welcome 2 more mutants into the X-Men universe…can’t wait!

Who would you like to see play Domino in Deadpool 2 and beyond? Leave your suggestions in the comments section!



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