The sequel to this year’s superhero genre game changer “Deadpool” is already underway with director Tim Miller and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick honing a better story. But as important as the narrative will be, casting is also equally important, and with property like the Merc with a Mouth, fans are exceptionally involved in the process.
This is despite the fact that as of now, no official cast announcements have been made. Even the list of new roles up for grabs has yet to be disclosed. But this has not stopped supporters from joining the guessing game in regard to the ensemble that will eventually join Ryan Reynolds’ titular character. Following news that 20th Century Fox had been eyeing Kyle Chandler to play the very controversial role of Cable; Mackenzie Davis’ name also suddenly entered the picture with the possibility of playing Domino. And while Chandler has chosen to keep his silence on the matter, presumably because of the backlash that he received when rumors broke out, Davis on the other hand addressed the claims head-on.
“No! [laughs] It’s very interesting,” the Canadian actress said to GQ magazine in a recent chat when she was questioned on the matter. “People keep sending me printouts being like, ‘This is so cool!’ And I’m like, ‘Right? I also think it’s cool! But it’s not true!'”
In the comic books, Domino serves as a member of the “X-Force” together with Deadpool and Cable. The three’s relationship has long been convoluted on so many levels as they change from time to time. Nevertheless, it makes sense that Domino appears alongside Cable if Fox is moving forward with an “X-Force” movie adaptation.
Davis was obviously thrilled about the rumor but she was also the first one to shut it down effectively saying that at this point, there is no development on casting, at least on her part.
“I’d love to keep the ruse going. It’s sort of cool that people think I’m doing ‘Deadpool.’ But no! I don’t have any news to share. I wish I did,” she furthered.
Production for “Deadpool 2” will not start until early next year and that leaves plenty of time for casting and screen tests for those who are up for parts, should they even be introduced in the flick. Miller has previously said that he is more concerned in nailing a better and more well-rounded villain so as to keep things interesting for the self-healing mutant so it may even be possible that both Cable and Domino will not be part of the upcoming project.