Collider have exclusively revealed the shortlist of actresses testing for the key female role of Domino for the upcoming 20th Century Fox film Deadpool 2.
The report states that the actresses testing for the role and are under consideration for the role includes Lizzy Chaplin (Masters of Sex), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond), Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) and Stephanie Sigman (Spectre).
The Domino character (also known as Neena Thurman) is a mutant/mercenary much like Deadpool, who has powers such as the ability to initiate random telekinect acts that turn probability in her favour. Also Domino has a close connection to another mutant named Cable, who will definitely appear in the Deadpool sequel though the actor playing the role is yet to be officially announced.
Deadpool remains the biggest success story of 2016, with the R-Rated superhero film making $782m worldwide on a $58m budget. In terms of the shortlist of talent revealed for the Domino role makes for interesting reading. I’m pretty much unfamiliar with the character in comparison to Cable, but I’d root for Mary Elizabeth Winstead to be cast in anything. Sofia Boutella has been impressive with her performances in Kingsman and now Star Trek Beyond, Lizzy Chaplin is terrific and Sienna Miller has come a long way since the Layer Cake days and was one of the positives from Eastwood’s American Sniper. I’m not too sure about Sylvia Hoeks and Stephanie Sigman, even though the latter had more screen time in Narcos which is what I remember her from instead of Spectre and Hoeks I haven’t seen a role of hers yet.
Deadpool 2 is to start shooting in Spring 2017 and there’s no official cinematic release date as of yet.