Ever since the first Deadpool trailer debuted at Comic Con this summer, the anticipation has grown at an incredible rate for this superhero adventure, set to hit theaters February 12, 2016. Aside from the Merc With the Mouth, fans will also be introduced to colorful characters such as Ajax (Ed Skrein, Angel Dust (Gina Carano), Weasel (T.J. Miller) and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). One of the most intriguing characters, though, is Colossus, with Andre Tricoteux replacing Daniel Cudmore, who portrayed him in X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand and last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. During an interview with Tech Times, Andre Tricoteux revealed that this version of Colossus will be truer to the original comic books than the X-Men movies.
"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. I was pretty familiar with the character, but actually, one of my brothers is a comic fanatic, and Colossus was actually his favorite character, so he was kind of my go-to guy when I needed some quick information. But I was familiar with the character, and I definitely studied up on him when I knew I got the role."
Last month, Deadpool comic book creator Rob Liefeld revealed Colossus has much more than just a cameo in the movie, and that fans will "love" this version of the massive character. While we don't see much of him in the trailer, Colossus is seen alongside Brianna Hildebrand's Negasonic Teenage Warhead, although we're not quite sure what kind of connection these two characters have quite yet. We know that Colossus, a.k.a. Piotr Rasputin, has the ability to transform his body into an organic steel, but even in the original X-Men movies, we didn't get to know too much about the character. Andre Tricoteux added that fans will get much more insight into this character in Deadpool, adding his depiction is "exactly" like the comics, although he wouldn't confirm if his character speaks Russian or not.
"Yeah, 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. We kept it very traditional to the comic books. Actually, we kept it exactly like the comics, so you could be able to derive your own conclusion from that."
While Deadpool hasn't been given an official rating by the MPAA yet, it's been widely known that the filmmakers have every intention of making an R-rated movie. In a separate interview with uInterview, Andre Tricoteux confirmed that it's "definitely R-rated," adding that he thinks people will be blown away by the movie. He also added that Deadpool "takes a run at everyone," and although the actor wouldn't mention any specific names, he added that "nobody is safe" in the world of comics.
"There's a lot of comedy in it. There's a lot of great action. It is definitely R-rated. It is definitely geared towards adults. I think people are going to be blown away, and there's gonna be some shocking moments. Some of the stuff that is said will shock people. Deadpool takes a run at everyone. Nobody is safe. Nobody in the comic book universe."
Many fans were upset that Daniel Cudmore wasn't asked to come back as Colossus in Deadpool, but it seems fans will get to know a lot more about the character than they ever have before. It has already been confirmed that Deadpool is connected to the X-Men movie universe, and there have been rumors that Hugh Jackman may cameo as Wolverine. What do you think about this new version of Colossus?