Ever since Deadpool himself announced a sequel at the end of his first film, rumors have swirled about what potential characters could be showing up in Deadpool 2. Cable has by far been the most prominent, but if an X-Man like Colossus can show up, then really anyone in the X-Universe could be in the sequel. Recent rumors surfaced that not only was Kyle Chandler being considered for Cable, but that Halt and Catch Fire's Mackenzie Davis was up for the role of Domino- the mutant assassin and frequent Deadpool love interest. Davis has finally opened up about the rumor, and there might not be much truth to it after all.
In an interview with GQ, Mackenzie Davis talked up some roles that she actually does have, like a part in the long-gestating Blade Runner sequel and shooting scenes for the upcoming season of Black Mirror. The conversation eventually went to Deadpool 2, and Davis was asked if she had heard the recent rumors about her involvement in the superhero sequel. Apparently, tons of people have been hitting her up on social media about it, but she revealed that she doesn't know anything about the project.
No! It's very interesting. 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!
Apparently the actress hasn't been approached by Fox or anyone close to production, but that doesn't mean they won't reach out to her in the near future. The Martian actress seemed pretty excited about the rumors, which means she probably wouldn't be quick to turn her head from the role. The printout she mentions is actually fan art that someone drew of what Davis would look like in costume as the luck powered Domino. It's pretty badass, and at the least sells the look of the character in costume.
As of now, the only confirmed casting news is that Ryan Reynolds will return to the role that cemented him as a household name. In addition, Tim Miller will also be returning to direct the sequel and he'll be joined by writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. In terms of plot, Deadpool will be teaming up with his reluctant buddy Cable - who may or may not be played by Kiera Knightley - and the film will make fun of superhero sequels in some way.
Deadpool 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on January 12, 2018, so we've got plenty of time for some legitimate casting news. Until then make sure to stick with Cinema Blend for all your Deadpool 2 updates.