Meet The New Actor Who Stepped In To Play Colossus In ‘Deadpool’ At The Last Minute

12.23.15 2 years ago 11 Comments
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One of the more surprising things about the upcoming Deadpool movie (aside from the fact that it’s even happening at all) is the fact that X-Men stalwart Colossus seems to be playing a pretty major role in it. He was featured in Deadpool‘s first trailer, and the IMAX poster for the movie features ol’ iron pants prominently.

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Oddly, until now, it wasn’t entirely clear who would be playing Colossus. We knew Daniel Cudmore, the guy who portrayed Colossus in the X-Men movies, wouldn’t be returning. For a while it was reported Andre Tricoteux would portray Colossus, but apparently he was dropped.

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Well, Entertainment Weekly has now revealed that Colossus will be played by 37-year-old Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic, a relative unknown who’s spent most of his career playing Russian heavies on TV shows like 24 and Numb3rs. Kapicic finished recording his final lines less than a week ago and he talked about how excited he was to be a part of the project:

“My grandfather bought me my first Marvel comic book when I was 6 years old, and since then, it has been an ongoing love. It was an X-Men comic book. Becoming a part of the Marvel Universe was my childhood dream. Like most kids growing up, I read a lot of comic books and acted out some of the characters with friends. Since I can remember, I wanted to be a superhero, so it’s not just a movie for me or just another role. It’s a fulfillment of my dreams on so many levels.”

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The Merc with a Mouth, along with his buddy made of metal, hits theaters February 16, 2016

(via Entertainment Weekly)

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