Shioli Kutsuna Joins Deadpool Sequel in Mystery Role

Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna has joined Deadpool 2 in a mystery role

Although her character is being kept a mystery for the time being, Shioli Kutsuna has, per Deadline, joined the cast of the upcoming Deadpool sequel. She is said to be playing a key role opposite the returning Ryan Reynolds and a cast of newcomers that includes Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as Domino, a luck-manipulating mutant, and Josh Brolin as Cable, the time-traveling son of the X-Men’s Cyclops. Jack Kesy (The Strain, Baywatch), meanwhile, is attacked to play the film’s central villain which, while unconfirmed, is rumored to be Irish mutant Black Tom Cassidy.

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Other stars returning from the first Deadpool include Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus.

John Wick‘s David Leitch is directing Deadpool 2 from a screenplay by the returning “real heroes here,” screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Reynolds is again serving as a producer on Deadpool 2 alongside X-Men franchise caretakers Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.

Shioli Kutsuna can be seen coming up in writer and director Atsuko Hirayanagi’s comedy drama Oh Lucy! and in Martin Zandvliet’s The Outsider. The latter film stars Jared Leto as a man who, in postwar Japan, winds up joining the Yakuza. 

The Deadpool sequel hits theaters on June 1, 2018.

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Who do you think Shioli Kutsuna might be playing? Is there anyone in particular from the comics that you want to see join the Deadpool sequel’s ensemble? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and check back for updates on Deadpool 2 as they become available.

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