Although he may be the star of the show, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) won’t be the only iconic super powered Marvel character rampaging through his upcoming solo adventure. As we’ve known for some time, the Merc with the Mouth will also be joined by X-Men Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Colossus (Stefan Kapicic/ Greg Lasalle). Colossus is known for his ability to coat his bare skin in a form of protective organic metal, but he won’t be taking down his defenses at any point during Deadpool.
Colossus’ facial actor Greg Lasalle spoke recently to Comicbook.com and explained that the character will remain in his metallic form for the duration of the film:
Well actually, this film he’s only in his metal form. I don’t know if you knew that. So you won’t see a human form of Colossus in Deadpool, only the CG version.
So there you have it: we won’t be seeing the iconic X-Man take down the metal exterior and walk around in his normal human form. This represents a pretty big deviation from past movies because between X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men Days of Future Past, it always seemed as though the filmmakers consistently went out of their way to highlight Daniel Cudmore’s transformation from bare skin to wholly metal Colossus. Greg Lasalle would continue to explain that keeping the character in his fully metal form actual made things much easier for the filmmakers because all they needed to do was get an emotion out of the actor and worry about the look of the character in post.
From a story perspective it also makes a great deal of sense to keep the character in his metal form. Deadpool seems like it’s going to be a no-holds barred action thriller that pretty much centers around Wade Wilson’s rampage against Ajax (Ed Skrein) and Angeldust (Gina Carano); without moments of rest in Charles Xavier’s mansion it seems like everyone is going to be continuously fighting for their lives. Also, Deadpool himself isn’t a member of the X-Men, so Colossus may decide to keep his defenses up while working with the loose cannon clad in red and black.
Of course, we have already seen that Colossus is going to need all of the protection he can get when he teams up with Deadpool. Check out his throw down with Angeldust in the clip below:
Colossus is a beloved member of Marvel’s misunderstood X-Men. We can’t exactly say we’re upset that Deadpool is going to keep him in his metal form for the duration of the movie; that just means we get to see him look badass for as long as possible. We will keep you up to date on all of the violent and vulgar Deadpool news as it becomes available. The film will hit theaters on February 12.