Filmmakers on the “Deadpool” sequel have winnowed the list of actresses being considered for its lead female role down to six actresses, TheWrap has learned.
Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“10 Cloverfield Lane”), Sienna Miller (“American Sniper”), Sofia Boutella (“Star Trek Beyond”), Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”) and Sylvia Hoeks (“Blade Runner 2049”) are currently testing for the role of Domino in “Deadpool 2.”
Like Deadpool, Neena Thurman, a.k.a. Domino, is a former mercenary turned member of the X-Men.
In the comics, as one of only two survivors of a government experiment called Project: Armageddon, Thurman gained the ability to manipulate luck, becoming the mercenary Domino.
Domino is known for her witty personality. Created by writer Rob Liefeld, the character first fully appeared in the comic book X-Force in 1992.
Additionally, she has a close connection to the mutant Cable, who will also play a major role in the sequel. Domino has served as partner, confidante and lover of the mutant and frequent frenemy of Deadpool at varying points throughout her comic book history.
“Deadpool,” starring Ryan Reynolds as Marvel Comics mercenary Wade Wilson, shattered the record for an R-rated movie opening set by “The Matrix Reloaded” in 2003 with $91.7 million. It also obliterated the record for a three-day February opening ($85 million) and four-day Presidents’ Day debut ($93 million), set last year by “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
News of the actresses testing for Domino was first reported by Collider.
When reached by TheWrap, Fox had no comment.