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Zazie Beetz Is the Only Thing That Matters in Deadpool 2

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Zazie Beetz Is the Only Thing That Matters in Deadpool 2

By Danielle Young via


“I know white superheroes aren’t your thing,” The Root’s resident Suge Knight, also known as our deputy managing editor, Yesha Callahan, said to me as she tasked me with writing about Deadpool 2. No, white superheroes aren’t my thing, but Ryan Reynolds is my thing, and even more so, Zazie Beetz as freakin’ Domino!

Marvel’s Domino typically looks nothing like Beetz. This comic book character looks like if Gwen Stefani in her No Doubt days, MTV’s Daria and Angelina Jolie had a baby, almost like a punk rock version of the Tomb Raider. Beetz is an obvious Black Girl Magic-laced departure from the Marvel character, and honestly, it’s one of the most refreshing things about Deadpool 2. 

Beetz’s character, Domino, pretty much saved the day. She was a part of Deadpool’s killer team, expertly named the X-Force. Without spoiling (too ….


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