CBMB: Deadpool Sequel May Offer Even More X-Men Goodies
By Muuka Muyumba
If you haven’t seen the post-credit sequence of the smash-hit Deadpool, this may be a spoiler, so turn away. In that now famous post-credit scene, Deadpool mimes the post-credit sequence of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and notes the exciting news of the addition of the classic ’90s X-Men character Cable.
Now, news is leaking that Cable isn’t the only new addition, as Domino is reportedly going to be part of the storyline for Deadpool 2. Neena Thurman aka Domino will also be in the Deadpool sequel. Created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist/co-writer Rob Liefeld, she first fully appeared in X-Force, vol. 1 #11 (June 1992). Domino possesses mutant probability-altering powers, similar to those of the X-Man Longshot. She often uses her skills as a mercenary, but has also been the partner, confidante, and lover of the superhero Cable, a lieutenant in his militant group X-Force, and a member of the X-Men.
One interesting coincidence about this news is that Deadpool mentions possible candidates to play Cable in the next film, including, jokingly Oscar-nominee Keira Knightley. In 2005, Knightley starred a film called Domino in a biopic of the notorious Domino Harvey, the daughter of actor Lawrence Harvey, who goes from fashion model to bounty hunter in Los Angeles. So, Knightley’s addition to the franchise may not be in that Cable role, but instead to play the similarly-named anti-hero of X-Men fame.
As for now, no word has come from Fox on when exactly we might see the fast-tracked Deadpool sequel. Deadpool is currently in its third week of release, likely to win this weekend again, and is quickly on its way to half a billion dollars worldwide as it is earning as much money domestically as it is overseas. Quite an achievement for a film that was high-risk at best. Adding Cable and Domino to the mix only bodes for an even more explosive sequel.
Source: Heroic Hollywood