The upcoming Deadpool movie technically fits into the larger X-Men movie franchise, but much is being kept under wraps besides the cast. Ryan Reynolds stars as the updated titular “merc with a mouth” following his brief, controversial appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Then you have Morena Baccarin as Copycat, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, and Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. There’s also Andre Tricoteux as Colossus, the (literally) steely character previously seen in the background of three other X-Men movies who tossed Reynolds’ anti-hero against a hapless sedan in the Deadpool trailer. We’re still in the dark about the other characters, but a recent interview by Tech Times with Tricoteux says we may get more Colossus than we realized.
Tricoteux said the inspiration for the character, otherwise known as Piotr Rasputin, will come from the comic books more so than any of his other on-screen appearances in Bryan Singer’s or Brett Ratner’s other X-movies.
”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.”
The interview is frustratingly vague at times, with Tricoteux admitting to the hapless interviewer multiple times that he can’t really reveal anything about the movie other than that it was great to work with Reynolds. But good for Tricoteux lobbying for his own Colossus movie. If Gambit can get a standalone movie then any mutant can.
And good on the filmmakers for ostensibly attempting to round out the individual mutants who have actual stories. This was a major problem with the worst of Singer’s and Ratner’s films. With dozens of mutants just standing around or fighting it was difficult to remember why we cared about them. Though we still don’t know exactly what Colossus will be up to, presumably he’ll have more to do than batting Deadpool into cars.
Deadpool hits theaters on February 12, 2016.
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