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Ricky Derisz

The Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool, exploded unceremoniously onto cinema screens in February this year with such vigour, vulgarity and vanity that a sequel was instantly a no-brainer. So much so, Wade Wilson was confident enough in the post-credit scene to confirm Deadpool 2, as well as the inclusion of Cable.

But the half-Cyborg son of Cyclops isn't the only new addition to Fox's wonderful, R-rated world. A few months ago, it was announced the mercenary (and Cable's love interest) Domino would also feature, with Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire) the favorite to land the role.

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Tough Competition For Domino

It looks like Davis will have some tough competition, though. Collider recently reported their list of actresses who are screen testing to become a part of the superhero franchise, including nine of the industry's most promising up-and-coming talents.

Deadpool and Domino [Credit: Marvel Comics]
Deadpool and Domino [Credit: Marvel Comics]

Each has the ability to bring something slightly different to the role; there's no mistaking that Domino is fierce, and will likely ignite a turbulent onscreen chemistry with Deadpool. The pair share a similar background, with Domino also the product of a secret Government program.

In the comics, the character — whose real name is Neena Thurman — later joined a team of mercenaries called the Six Pack, where she met Cable. She later also joined X-Force, the antihero collection of mutants who could, possibly, feature in Deadpool 2.

So, who are the actresses in with a shot at joining in the profanity filled realm of motormouth Wade Wilson? Let's take a look:

1. Mackenzie Davis

Davis in 'Halt and Catch Fire' [Credit: AMC Studios]
Davis in 'Halt and Catch Fire' [Credit: AMC Studios]

Notable appearances: The F Word, Halt and Catch Fire, The Martian

Rumored to be director Tim Miller's favorite for the role, the Canadian actress has been gradually rising to prominence over the past few years.

Earler this year, it was announced Davis will star in the next year's Blade Runner sequel. She'll also feature in the new season of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.

2. Ruby Rose

Notable appearances: Orange Is the New Black

Rose is an actress whose personal life is just a source for interest as her on screen displays. On top of a successful acting career, Rose is also a model, DJ, and television presenter.

3. Eve Hewson

Hewson in 'The Knick' [Credit: Anonymous Content]
Hewson in 'The Knick' [Credit: Anonymous Content]

Notable appearances: The Knick

The 25-year-old actress is best known for playing Nurse Lucy Elkins in Steven Soderbergh's period drama The Knick. The daughter of U2 singer Bono was born in Dublin, before studying at the New York Film Academy.

4. Kelly Rohrbach

Notable appearances: Two and a Half Men, Broad City

Following minor roles in a stream of American TV series, Rohrbach pursued a successful modelling career. On the big screen, the 26-year-old actress will get her big break filling the iconic swimsuit of C.J. Parker in the upcoming Baywatch remake.

5. Lizzy Caplan

Caplan in 'Masters of Sex' [Credit: Sony Pictures Television]
Caplan in 'Masters of Sex' [Credit: Sony Pictures Television]

Notable appearances: Mean Girls, Cloverfield, Masters of Sex

Perhaps one of the most distinguished names on the list, Caplan started her career in the cult comedy Freaks and Geeks, and has since starred in a stream of hit movies and TV shows, and will star alongside Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Allied.

Caplan was also nominated for an Emmy for her role as Virginia Johnson in Masters of Sex.

6. Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Notable apperances: Death Proof, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 10 Cloverfield Lane

While Lizzy Caplan starred in the original Cloverfield, Winstead was the protagonist of the astutely linked spin-off (or more apt, shared universe continuation story) 10 Cloverfield Lane.

When she's not acting, Winstead also sings in a musical duo named Got a Girl.

7. Sienna Miller

Miller in 'American Sniper' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
Miller in 'American Sniper' [Credit: Warner Bros.]

Notable appearances: The Girl, Layer Cake, American Sniper

Golden Globe nominee Miller is one of the biggest names on the list, making her name in Hollywood with strong performances in a number of high profile films, as well as the tabloid coverage during her relationship with Jude Law and her involvement in the phone hacking scandal.

8. Sofia Boutella

Boutella in 'Kingsman' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
Boutella in 'Kingsman' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

Notable appearances: Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond

The hip-hop street dancer had her big break in the film industry last year, portraying Gazelle in Kingsman: The Secret Service, grabbing attention with her charismatic portrayal of Gazelle, a violent henchwoman with bladed prosthetic legs.

She is also set to star in the titular role of the reboot of the horror franchise The Mummy next year.

9. Stephanie Sigman

Sigman in 'Narcos' [Credit: Netflix]
Sigman in 'Narcos' [Credit: Netflix]

Notable appearances: Spectre, Narcos

Sigman is best known for her appearances in TV shows The Bridge, American Crime and Narcos, as well as sharing the screen with Bond in last year's Spectre. The Mexican actress will also star alongside Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa and John Goodman in the upcoming action comedy Going Under.

10. Sylvia Hoeks

Hoeks starring in 'The Gang'
Hoeks starring in 'The Gang'

Dutch actress Hoeks began her career as a successful model, before turning to acting after high school, a decision that paid off; she won the Dutch equivalent of an Oscar for her role in Duska.

As well as Mackenzie Davis, Hoeks is also set to star in the Bladerunner sequel, Blade Runner 2049, as well as appearing in new Epix series, Berlin Station.


Who would you like to play Domino?

(Source: Collider)


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