From the looks of it, Deadpool may just end up being a comic book movie fans have been waiting their entire lives for. After the brutal bastardization that the title character received in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it looks like Ryan Reynolds is coming back with a vengeance, intent upon giving the character the kind of onscreen portrayal he deserves. Featuring other obscure comic book characters like Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Copycat (Morena Baccarin), Angel Dust (Gina Carano), Weasel (T.J. Miller), Ajax (Ed Skrein), and more too - Deadpool seems like a comic book movie for fans, made by fans.
One of the biggest names in the film though is the newly recast version of Colossus (played by Andre Tricotruex), who will have some very interesting interactions with Wade Wilson throughout the movie. However, Deadpool will not only be the first movie to give the character some legitimate screen time though, but will apparently stay very close to the comic book source material as well. Audiences will recognize the character from his brief appearances in X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, where he was played by actor Daniel Cudmore, and it’s not that Cudmore did a bad job portraying the character onscreen, as much as he never even got the opportunity to do anything right or wrong in the first place.
Tricotruex recently spoke with TechTimes (via THR) too, and it sounds like the creative team behind the film were eager to give the beloved character his just due. After all this time too, it seems like fans of the X-Men character might finally have their wish granted.
“The Colossus you’re going to see in Deadpool is very true to the original character in the comic book. [Director] Tim Miller had a really clear vision, and the Deadpool people had a really clear vision of what they wanted. They wanted Colossus to be very traditional to the original story.”
There’s still no word on how the character will factor into the movie’s overarching plot or narrative, but it looks like he’ll be closely tied to Hildebrand’s Negasonic Teenage Warhead throughout, likely working as either her protector/mentor, or personal muscle. Piotr “Peter” Rasputin/Colossus’ origin story traces back to the Soviet Union originally, where he initially developed his powers after saving his sister from a runaway tractor. Will the origin itself isn’t as compelling as some of his other X-Men team members, a major part of the character’s charm in the books comes from his Russian background, so knowing the movie will actually include that aspect of his character this time around should be more than enough to make comic book fans excited for this rebooted interpretation.
Deadpool is set to hit theatres on February 12th, 2016.
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