One of the most exciting things about the Deadpool trailer (besides everything) was the inclusion of classic mutant Colossus aka Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin, because it confirmed the movie would exist within a larger X-Men universe.
But just how much of Colossus will we see in the film?
According to a Tech Times interview with the actor who’s playing him, Andre Tricoteux, quite a lot more:
“I think you’re going to get to see more of who Colossus is. Like I said, we kept him really traditional to the comic book. So yes, I think people will get a better sense of who he is. But I think there’s still a lot more to be told about him. Colossus has been around in the comics since the ’70s, so I mean, I think you could do your own movie on him. Yeah, you’re going to get to see a little bit more of who he is and kind of his outlook on the world.”
Hurray! We didn’t get nearly enough of Colossus in the original X-Men films and he’s a great character.
“I can’t give too much away,” he continues coyly, when asked about the character’s Russian origins and accent. “We kept it very traditional to the comic book. Actually, we kept it exactly like the comic book, so you could be able to derive your own conclusion from that.”
I like the sound of this a lot.
Of course, here’s where I’m reminded again of what a bummer it is that Marvel and Fox aren’t sharing the film rights for the X-Men. Colossus’ younger sister is Illyana, also known as the mutant Magik, who has big ties to Doctor Strange. What a cool way to weave these movie universes! If only…
Still, it’s definitely great we’ll be getting plenty of Colossus in this highly anticipated film.
Deadpool is set to hit theaters on February 12, 2016. It’s directed by Tim Miller and stars Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, TJ Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Andre Tricoteux, and Morena Baccarin.
Are you excited to see more Colossus in this film? What do you hope his role will be?
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Source: Tech Times