Mutant X-man Colossus returns to the big screen this February in Fox’s Deadpool, looking bigger and tougher than ever.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 22, 2015
Piotr Rasputin was played by Canadian actor Daniel Cudmore in X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
This time around, though, the Russian superhero is voiced and performed via motion-capture by 37-year-old Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic.
Kapicic, who was a last-minute replacement for the role, spoke to EW about the role, and becoming part of the Marvel legacy.
“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.
Kapicic could fulfill a few of our dreams, if you know what we mean.
And he has nothing but praise for Deadpool’s star.
— Stefan Kapičić (@StefanKapicic) December 23, 2015
“There is no actor in the world with such talent and charm that could play Deadpool as well as Ryan Reynolds,” he declared. “Working with him was a fantastic experience, and his ideas and suggestions helped me out a lot.”
— Stefan Kapičić (@StefanKapicic) December 24, 2015
The new Colossus can be seen (briefly) in this NSFW trailer for Deadpool, the first R-rated Marvel superhero film.
Deadpool opens on February.