Today, we’re about 10 months from the release of Deadpool 2, the sequel to 2016’s surprise hit, Deadpool. Of course, as we know from the get-go, this film won’t see Deadpool tackling no-goods by himself. Instead, he’ll be helped (and hindered) by the likes of Cable and Domino, played by Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz, respectively. If you look at Josh Brolin as he is, chances are you have a good idea what his Cable will look like (though we’re still eagerly awaiting his finished look), but Domino was a different story.
As comic book fans know, Domino has a unique look, in that her skin is a chalky white. Given that her skin is already unrealistically white, it really didn’t matter the color of the person they cast, and they took advantage by casting black actress Zazie Beetz in the role. They could always give her the chalky white makeover after the fact. However, it looks like they took things a bit further, as revealed by the first official photo posted by Ryan Reynolds.
The photo shows a menacing Domino laying on a “shag” Deadpool rug. In an instant, this gets across the perfect dynamic of the two, and it looks like she’ll be quite a thorn in the Merc with the Mouth’s side. Two interesting visual changes, however, is that (1), she won’t be sporting the chalky white skin anymore and (2), they changed her black diamond birthmark on her eye with a white diamond birthmark on her eye. No doubt, the birthmark change came about when they opted not to give her that chalky white skin tone, and as it stands, the white birthmark will have a similar contrast to the rest of her body as the black one originally did. In short, they inverted her color scheme, which is a pretty clever move on the filmmakers’ parts.
I’m more interested to see what hardcore Domino fans think about this change. Her look is very distinctive, and if the past is any indicator, fans are very particular about the changes made. On the whole, however, we think she nails the overtly domineering look with this first pose, and I look forward to seeing her actual chemistry with Ryan Reynolds in the film itself.
What do you think of this first look? Let us know in the comments down below!
Deadpool 2 hits theaters on June 1, 2018.
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SOURCE: Ryan Reynolds (via Instagram)