Newswire: Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz will play Domino in Deadpool 2

Ryan Reynolds just hopped on Twitter to announce that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz, who plays Vanessa on Donald Glover’s critically beloved FX show, will play luck-twisting mercenary Domino in the upcoming Deadpool 2. Always happy to blur the line between himself and his beloved Merc With The Mouth, Reynolds made the announcement in a typically offbeat way, photoshopping Beetz’s head into an old Deadpool comic and spelling her name out with dominoes.

Zazie Beetz Effect.

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017

Domino Effect.

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017

Beetz—who’s also attached to Chance The Rapper’s upcoming pizza horror film Slice—beat out a lot of big-name competition for the part of Domino. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Lizzy Caplan were both tossed around as potential choices to play the hard-bitten mercenary, who often serves as the straight-faced …

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