Deadpool was filled with delightfully foul-mouthed characters, but there can be no doubt that Leslie Uggams' Blind Al (who appears as the roommate of Ryan Reynolds' Wade Wilson in the film) was the most delightfully foul-mouthed character. In a movie filled with memorable performances, Uggams' was an absolute standout.
As such, I'm thrilled to hear this (via THR):
"(Leslie Uggams) will reprise her role as Blind Al in Deadpool 2, Heat Vision has confirmed. The news was first reported by Blackfilm.com, which spoke to the actress about returning opposite Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool's roommate."
So that's one hooray for Leslie Uggams, one hooray for Deadpool 2, and one hooray for every Deadpool fan that fell in love with her work in the first film.
Uggams joins the already-cast Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, obviously), Josh Brolin (Cable) and Zazie Beetz (Domino). Deadpool 2 has not quite started filming yet, but will be shortly, and is on track for a release sometime in 2018.
Stay tuned for further updates on the Deadpool 2 front as they become available.