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DEADPOOL 2 (2018): Kerry Washington Rumored To Play Domino

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington Said To Be In Running To Play Domino In Deadpool 2

Emmy Award-nominated Scandal actress Kerry Washington is reportedly in the middle of talks to portray Domino in 20th Century Fox‘s upcoming sequel Deadpool 2.

In addition to receiving Emmy nominations for her Scandal role, Washington also garnered Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations. She is also known for her numerous film appearances, having played roles in such productions as the original 2005 Fantastic Four and its sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Last King of Scotland, For Colored Girls, and Django Unchained, wherein she played Jamie Foxx‘s love interest.

Now, if a report cited by CBR.com is to be believed, Washington is set to enter the world of superheroes. Indeed, a recent casting call for the movie seeks actresses for the role of Neena, which fans will recognize as Domino’s real name.

CBR.com had this to share about the character:

Domino first appeared in 1992 in “X-Force” #8 and was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld. She is a genetically engineered mutant that was conceived as part of a United States government program, Project Armageddon, that aimed to create perfect, human weapons.

In the case of Domino, who is one of the few survivors of the project, it worked. She can subtly, psychically alter random variables in her line of sight to create the illusion of extreme luck.

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