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Our First Look At Zazie Beetz as Domino in "Deadpool 2"

By Brian Richards | Marvel Movies | July 31, 2017 |

By Brian Richards | Marvel Movies | July 31, 2017 |

As if today’s events at the White House weren’t enough to provide us with some entertainment on this Monday afternoon and make us raise an eyebrow before laughing our asses off in disbelief, we also got our first look at Zazie Beetz (who plays Vanessa a.k.a. Van on the FX series Atlanta) as Domino in the upcoming Deadpool 2, which arrives in theaters on June 1, 2018.

Which of course is a tribute to this photo from the original promo campaign for Deadpool.


Only this time, Deadpool is playing the role of bearskin rug.

(cue Jodi telling any and all people to move out of her damn way so she can properly Kermit-flail at this news like so…)


For those of you who aren’t entirely familiar with Domino or who she is, let the good people at Wikipedia fill you in:

Domino is actually the result of a top-secret government breeding program intended to develop the perfect weapon. Domino was the only test subject to survive, but her “luck” power was deemed a failure at meeting the project’s goals. Her biological mother broke her out of the project and left her with Father Rudolpho Boschelli in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Chicago…Domino is a mutant with the ability to subconsciously and psionically initiate random telekinetic acts that affect probability in her favor by making improbable (but not impossible) things occur within her line of sight, thus causing her to have “good luck” and her opponents to have “bad luck.” This “probability field” phenomenon can be anything from an enemy’s equipment failure to hitting just the right switch with a stray shot to shut down an overloading nuclear reactor. The full extent of her powers is still unknown.

This subconsciously controlled talent is triggered when she is in a stressful situation (such as fighting or escaping). This effect constantly emanates from her body at all times and is completely subconscious. However, it is also largely participatory—in order for the luck to take effect, Domino herself must engage in an action whose chance she can affect.

For example, if debris falling from the sky was about to hit her in the head, she would still be hurt if she stood still. However, if she tried to avoid it, she would move perfectly to avoid each and every piece about to hit her. In addition, if Domino were to stand before a hail of bullets she would be a bullet-riddled corpse. Instead, she must take action, attempting to avoid the gunfire, and would miraculously bob-and-weave just perfectly to avoid every single shot.

As a byproduct of her abilities, Domino’s cerebral cortex emits a current of bioelectric pulses down her spine to instinctively guide her movements during such situations, which has the added effect of augmenting her natural reflexes and reactions to superhuman levels.

Fingers crossed that this young boy turns out to be one of her opponents in Deadpool 2.


If that face looks familiar to you, then you’ll know why it’s so damn freaky to look at.

And if that face doesn’t look familiar to you, then you need to catch up on Atlanta right after you look upon this face and despair.

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