The pieces are slowing coming together for the Marvel follow up. As director David Leitch, screenwriters Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese and Ryan Reynolds develop Deadpool 2 from the ground up. Yet there are two key casting decisions that have the ability to make or break the picture. From the ambiguous anti-hero Cable to his superhero sidekick Domino.
News of the latter has died down in recent months following the call by Sienna Miller and Gugu Mbatha-Raw to walk away from the role. Leaving a void that the studio has to fill. With a number of candidates either in contention or out of the picture altogether, one individual has been earmarked for the position.
Cool Kerry In The Frame For Top Job
Reports emerging from inside the project suggest that the character will be known by her civilian name Neena Thurman as opposed to her superhero alter ego Domino. But that should not get in the way of Kerry Washington agreeing to the part if she signs on. The 40-year old Scandal star is said to be currently testing for the part. And is believed to be the frontrunner as things stand.
The actress has history with big budget features before, providing crucial experience that could get her over the line for the position. Starring in titles like Fantastic Four and Django Unchained, the only stumbling block for Washington would be maneuvering around her schedule for the television series.
Domino's powers allow her to make the improbable probable. Walking around as something of a good luck charm. The mercenary can call on this gift during situations of life and death, as the X-Force member is said to be a romantic interest of Cable's. So don't immediately think a new fling for Wade Wilson.
Deadpool Celebrates Anniversary Only Way He Knows How
Making more at the box office than any R rated film in the history of cinema to collect $132.4m on opening weekend, the blockbuster Deadpool this week celebrates it's one year anniversary. In typical Wade Wilson fashion, the film acknowledged this milestone by releasing an ultra soft brand of toilet paper. Since it is Deadpool, the paper comes with the poo emoji attached.
Posting the news on his Instagram account, Reynolds remarked, "One year ago today, we released Deadpool. And the gift for a one year anniversary, is of course, paper."
Going on to gross an enormous $742.1m to blow the competition out of the water, what better way than to give fans something to flush it back down again?