Leslie Uggams Set To Reprise Role As Blind AI In Deadpool 2
Decades before she played the Merc with a Mouth’s roomate, Uggams rose to prominence as a teen star in both television and music. Before long, she was hosting her own show, The Leslie Uggams Show, on CBS and starring in the aforementioned Roots as Kizzy, the daughter of LeVar Burton’s and John Amos’ Kunta Kinte. More recently, she played Lucious Lyon’s mother in Empire and Vivian in Nurse Jackie. Additionally, Uggams has appeared in a number of roles on stage, including her Tony Award-winning turn as Georgina in Hallelujah, Baby!
Superherohype, the source of this story, shares the following information about the upcoming Deadpool follow-up:
Deadpool 2 is set to introduce two key characters from the X-Force world, including Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, a luck-manipulating mutant, and Cable (Josh Brolin), the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. It’s also been confirmed that both an X-Force movie and a Deadpool 3 are being planned as separate follow-ups to Deadpool 2.
John Wick‘s David Leitch is directing Deadpool 2 from a screenplay by the returning “real heroes here,” screenwriters Reese and Paul Wernick.
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