The Russian mutant that fans all know as Colossus, has just been officially confirmed to make an appearance in the upcoming film "Deadpool" next year on February 12, 2016! A mysterious person has already been spotted on the set of the upcoming film and what seems to look like he has CGI equipment on himself. There has already been speculation that it's going to be Colossus, but it isn't speculation anymore! It has just been officially confirmed that there is a new actor in town, playing the role of the Russian superhero Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin!
Who Is Colossus?
Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin made his first appearance in the first ever issue of "Giant Size X-men" in 1975. The Russian superhero is known to be apart of the second generation of X-men, as Charles Xavier is trying to rescue the first from the island Krakoa. Piotr is portrayed in the comics as a very peaceful, and nice person. He's very caring for others and would put his own life in jeopardy to save innocent people. Colossus has the ability to transform his entire body into a form of organic steel. Whenever Colossus transforms, he gains superhuman strength, stamina, and durability. His body becomes indestructible whenever formed into the unbreakable metal.
Will Andre step up to Daniel Cudmore as the Russian mutant?
In a lot of the X-men movies that have been released from X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past fans have already seen Daniel Cudmore portray Colossus on-screen. Daniel had the physique for the role, but Colossus in the comics is way....way bigger. So does this "6' 10½" actor Andre Tricoteux have a chance at stepping up to the role and delivering fans an awesome performance as Colossus in the new Deadpool film?
Colossus has already been spotted on set!
Andre has already made his appearance on the set of "Deadpool" in what looks like to be a funny looking motion-capture suit to transform himself into a big steel-covered mutant on the big screen. The actor is already known for his performances in ABC's Once Upon A Time and Seventh Son. From the looks of it, Andre is a really big guy! He already has a great body for the role, but can he put up an even greater performance?
Gina Carano already thinks so!
Deadpool slices into theaters in 2016, and will deliver a lot of comedy and plenty of action! Can't forget about the chimichangas!