Deadpool 2: First Domino picture prompts tiresome 'backlash'

Ryan Leston
UK Movies Writer

A handful of ‘Deadpool’ fans aren’t happy…

Not when it comes to new images of ‘Deadpool 2’ character, Domino.

A staple from the Marvel comic books, Domino is a fellow mutant and X-Force member who has appeared on the pages alongside Deadpool and Cable countless times… but she’s usually depicted as a pale, white female with a black spot over her eye.

‘Deadpool 2’ stars Zazie Beetz as the mutant mercenary… and while we think she looks awesome in the role, the casting hasn’t gone down well with everyone.

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As you might expect, it all stems from the look of the character and the tiresome argument that the new version of Domino isn’t exactly faithful to the comic books.

Domino looks a bit different in the comic books – Credit: Marvel

But as a big screen adaptation, does it really have to be?

We’ve already seen countless heroes and villains changed in a myriad of ways for the movies. Even in the first ‘Deadpool’ film, we saw the look and super-powers of Negasonic Teenage Warhead go through a change as she leapt from the comics onto the big screen.

Not quite so much backlash with Negasonic Teenage Warhead – Credit: 20th Century Fox / Marvel

Of course, that time there was a lot less fuss…

But perhaps that’s because Domino is such an important character to Deadpool fans.

Either way, the new look has provoked plenty of reactions:

Will the new Domino prove herself to be just as capable?

I get the feeling they’ve cast exactly the right woman to give Deadpool hell.

And it looks as though original Domino creator Rob Liefield is thriled with her new look:

‘Deadpool 2’ stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic, and Zazie Beets.

David Leitch will direct, based on a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

‘Deadpool 2’ heads to cinemas on 1 June 2018.

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