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While the upcoming Deadpool movie is already a vast improvement over the last time we saw the character on screen (the merc with no mouth?), he’s not the only character who’s getting a bit of a remake in next year’s film. According to a new interview with the actor who plays Colossus, we’ll be seeing a new, and more traditional version of the super powerful mutant as well.
Andre Tricoteux spoke with Tech Times about his experience playing Colossus and how they would be bringing the character back to basics for Deadpool.
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.
While we’ve seen glimpses of Colossus, as portrayed by Daniel Cudmore, in several of the previous X-Men films, the character has never really been developed beyond showing off his impressive mutant power of turning into a walking piece of steel. Tricoteux says that this version of the character will be very true to the origin story. Interestingly, while the actor is apparently unable to say whether or not the character is Russian, we presume because the studio doesn’t want him talking about too much detail, he repeats that the origin will be exactly like the comic, so we can assume that he will be.
This likely will set up the major focus of conflict between the mutant and our foul-mouthed anti-hero. Colossus is typically portrayed in the comics as a more peaceful character. While he is certainly capable of throwing people around, as he does in the trailer, he’s a bit more of a violence-as-a-last-resort type. Deadpool, on the other hand, is more into violence as a first, second, and third resort. It’s certainly been implied that the Colossus part is a significant one, but whether he’s a direct antagonist of Deadpool or a reluctant ally is not clear. We smell a buddy-cop movie. This could be great.
Seeing two popular characters being recreated on film the way they were created in the comics makes us happy. We’re looking forward to seeing an actual Russian Piotr Rasputin take the screen with Ryan Reynolds when Deadpool is released in February.