The race to find Deadpool’s new leading lady is hotting up

Get ready to meet Domino.

Deadpool 2's Domino casting
Chimichanga time Ryan Reynolds is on the hunt for Domino. Image 20th Century Fox/Dimitrios Kambouris/Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Deadpool turned out to be one of the surprise superhero hits of 2016, so naturally all eyes are peeled on the sequel to see what Ryan Reynolds and co are cooking up.

A new piece of casting news has lifted the lid on one new character who’ll be appearing in the follow-up: mercenary and mutant Domino.

The character, who’s clad in black leather and sports a fetching black eye tattoo, is partnered up with Cable in the comic book world, so the chosen star will likely find themselves up close and personal with Kyle Chandler.

According to Collider, Deadpool 2 director Tim Miller is getting close to casting the role with ten major Hollywood stars in the running. They are…

  1. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)
  2. Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex)
  3. Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire)
  4. Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black)
  5. Eve Hewson (The Knick)
  6. Kelly Rohrbach (Baywatch)
  7. Sienna Miller (American Sniper)
  8. Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond)
  9. Stephanie Sigman (Spectre)
  10. Sylvia Hoeks (Overspel)

Of all the names on the list, Winstead and Miller are probably the highest profile stars. The former had a big hit earlier this year with 10 Cloverfield Lane, while Miller has some blockbuster experience thanks to GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Domino X-Men character in Deadpool
Domino Your new favourite mutant. Image Marvel Comics

Maybe it’s time to give an up-and-coming star a shot at the role?

Ruby Rose is hot stuff thanks to Orange Is the New Black, while Eve Hewson will soon be playing Maid Marian in a Robin Hood reboot. She also happens to be Bono’s daughter, but let’s not hold that against her.

Deadpool 2’s release date is slated for January 12, 2018 with filming scheduled to begin next year.

Time to stock up on those chimichangas and ready yourself for Domino…

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn