It has been confirmed by Leslie Uggams herself that she will be reprising her role as Blind Al for Deadpool 2. Whilst only a minor role, she left a memorable impression on fans with her powerful and lovable performance. The chemistry between Leslie and Ryan Reynolds was terrifyingly perfect in Deadpool and is no surprise that she will be returning.
This came straight from an interview by Blackfilm.com for Leslie’s new film The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, also starring Oprah Winfrey. She is set to return with the cast of Ryan Reynolds, also reprising his role of Deadpool, Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino.
Although it is unclear whether she will receive more screen time in the sequel, more Blind Al would be very welcome. Although a very unconventional character, Deadpool needs Blind Al, sort of like the Alfred to Batman. The relationship between Blind Al and Deadpool was crucial to the first film and was one of the best interactions in the film.
It will be fantastic to see her a part in the world once again, as fans have to await to the much anticipated superhero sequel. It will be interesting to see what writers have in store for Deadpool 2, especially when Deadpool was Fox’s highest grossing film worldwide in 2016, and the highest grossing R-rated film in history.