Zazie Beetz’s Domino Dominates the First Deadpool 2 Clip
Yup, we were right—today really is Deadpool 2 day. We shared the new photos, we shared this insane Deadpool 2 music video featuring Celine Dion, and now we’re sharing the first clip from the film, which highlights newcomer Zazie Beetz as the luckiest new member of Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds)’s new X-Force.
Here’s the gist for you Deadpool 2 novices: the sequel is centered on Deadpool being prodded by Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) into protecting a mysterious kid named Russell (Julian Dennison) from Cable (Josh Brolin), a cyborg killer from the future. When Deadpool first meets Cable, it becomes clear to the Merc with the Mouth that he’s going to need help—super help—if he’s going to keep Cable from getting to Russell. Hence the X-Force, which includes Domino, Bedlam (Terry Crews), old pals Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) and Peter (Rob Delaney), who has no discernible powers whatsoever (save for being a lovable dork).
In this clip, Domino hijacks a convoy in the X-Force’s effort to keep Russell safe, and in the process she gets to know just how ludicrous her ostensible “leader” Deadpool is. It’s pretty amazing how little time it take for Deadpool 2 to land a few great gags, and the beauty of surrounding Reynolds with actors like Beetz is you get to enjoy watching folks not only hold their on with him on camera, but threaten to steal the scene. Finally, the more superheroes Deadpool can banter with (and bounce off), the better. This is the natural evolution from the relatively pared down origin story, in which we watched (with glee) as Wade Wilson became Deadpool, and broke every superhero rule in the process.
Check out the clip below, which Zazie Beetz shared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Deadpool 2 opens May 15th.
Featured image: Zazie Beetz as Domino in Twentieth Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2. Photo Credit: Joe Lederer. Courtesy 20th Century Fox.