New Actor To Play Colossus In ‘Deadpool’

While Andre Tricoteux was initially cast in the role of Colossus in the highly anticipated Deadpool, Entertainment Weekly has revealed that 24 actor Stefan Kapicic will replace the stuntman as the steel skinned giant in the movie. Kapicic – who finished recording his lines and filming his scenes just last week – spoke to EW about director Tim Miller’s idea of the character, as well as his goal to finally make a version of Colossus who is true to his comic book counterpart. Here’s what he had to say, along with two new images from the movie.

Tim Miller’s idea of Colossus was to be bigger and stronger than everyone else, so for the motion capture they needed an extremely tall man. I’m 6-foot-4, but he wanted Colossus to be over 7 feet, so they used a stunt double to recreate his height, and he did very good job there. Tim also wanted Colossus to sound as close as possible to the comic book character’s background, so he had me to come in, since my voice was what he envisioned for Colossus, who has an authentic Russian accent. My character’s voice gives him the past history as Piotr Rasputin once you hear him speak. This made him the most authentic to the original idea of the comic book character.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool hits theaters on February 12, 2016.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.