Deadpool's Colossus Confirmed To Be Andre Tricoteux

Production on director Tim Miller's Deadpool may be over, but that doesn't mean we're done hearing news about the project. Take, for example, this recent update that confirms that it's been actor Andre Tricoteux who has been performing the role of the mutant Colossus on the set of the movie these past couple months.

This information has spread wide largely thanks to Gina Carano, who will be playing the adrenaline-controlling mutant Angel Dust in Deadpool. Responding to a Twitter message from Tricoteux about wrapping up his own time on the comic book movie, Carano wrote:

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Of course, there is now a big question regarding exactly how much of Andre Tricoteux we will actually be seeing in the finished cut of Deadpool. Set photos circulated showing Tricoteux on the set of the movie wearing a motion capture suit for his portrayal of the character, but whether or not his actual likeness will be lent to the hero is unclear at this point. It's entirely likely - if not probable - that the actor's presence in the movie will largely be taken over by a more notable name down the line (similar to the way Sean Gunn played Rocket on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy, while Bradley Cooper provided the voice).

Andre Tricoteux

This means that the movie is potentially still looking to find the actor who is going to give Colossus a voice - though, as X-Men fans know, it will actually be a recasting. Actor Daniel Cudmore played the metal covered-mutant in X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, though it was revealed a few months ago that he would not be returning to the part.

Deadpool has been filming up in Vancouver, Canada for the last few months, but production on the movie ended just this past week. We know the film has a fantastic cast lined up in Ryan Reynolds (as Deadpool), T.J. Miller (as Weasel), Morena Baccarin (as Vanessa), Ed Skrein (as Ajax) and Gina Carano, and it's been confirmed that the blockbuster will be an origin story, but there haven't been many official details provided beyond that. That being said, Reynolds has done a fantastic job recently keeping fans updated and clued in to what's going on with the movie, so hopefully that won't end now that production is over. At the very least we should expect something fun to go down during San Diego Comic-Con in July.

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