Coming off of the original Deadpool film, it was clear there was a pretty big role to fill for the sequel: Cable. Deadpool even mentioned the guy in the post-credits scene of his film. But apart from Cable, there was one big comic book character that fans knew was also on the horizon: Domino. This is someone who has a history with both Cable and Deadpool in a big way.
For those unfamiliar, Domino is yet another mutant in the Marvel universe probably most physically notable for her pale skin and voluptuous figure (I know, right? Totally uncommon in superhero comics). Like Deadpool, she also makes her living as a badass mercenary. Last August there were rumors that actress Mackenzie Davis was up for the role, but nothing ever really came of that.
Now, Collider is reporting that there is a shortlist of actresses up for the role, and on that list are the likes of Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Mummy), Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), and Sylvia Hoeks (Overspel).
For those who don’t know actresses by name, here’s what they look like, in order mentioned above:
On this list, there are a few names that pop out the most. The first is Lizzy Caplan, who has been around for quite awhile. You may have first unknowingly seen her in Mean Girls and Cloverfield, but the actress has since gone on to act in such shows as True Blood and Masters of Sex. While I can’t say I’m incredibly familiar with her ability to kick some ass on screen, there is no doubt she has the acting chops to carry the name of Domino, and it doesn’t help that — with a bit of makeup — she could look a heck of a lot like the character as well.
The second name to pop out is Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Like Caplan, she’s a wonderful actress, but she also has some experience in both action and genre-type films like 10 Cloverfield Lane (I know, coincidence that both her and Caplan are on this list) and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. As such, I can see her not only nailing it in the acting department, but potentially making for a more physically believable Domino.
Sofia Boutella is another standout, but not necessarily in a good way. Unlike the other two, she’s more of a rising star than an established name, but she has proved her salt in Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond. That being said, I don’t really buy her in the role. Yes, it’s a shallow assumption made based on the limited things I’ve seen her in, but her acting, while serviceable in the roles she has taken, comes across as a bit wooden. Up until now, I get the impression that she's had a great agent who's been able to snag roles that play to her strengths, but I am not convinced she's able to hold her own in extensive dialogue scenes. Can she prove me wrong? Sure, but I’d feel more comfortable with one of the other actresses taking the reins, especially since we’re already getting a lot of Boutella in The Mummy in the next year.
What do you think of this list? Is there anyone on here that strikes you as particularly Domino-ish? Let us know in the comments down below!
Deadpool 2 hits theaters on January 12, 2018.
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