ByMichelle Siouty, writer at Creators.co

Along with being the name of what was once the grandaddy rollercoaster at Six Flags in California, Colossus is also the name of the X-Men character who will make an appearance in Deadpool.

Check out the red band trailer below and you'll be sure to spot him:

It seems as if Colossus will have a major role in the film, as he also makes a rather large and prominent appearance in the IMAX poster:

So who is the man behind the giant?

It was well-known that Daniel Cudmore, who portrayed Colossus in the X-Men films, wouldn't reprise his role in the Deadpool movie. Then it was reported that Andre Tricoteux was to play Colossus, but he was later dropped from the part.

Most recently Entertainment Weekly has revealed that 37-year-old Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic will portray Colossus. You may recognize him as the scary Russian on TV shows like Numb3rs and 24.

Stefan Kapicic
Stefan Kapicic

Kapicic discussed sat down with Entertainment Weekly and discussed just how excited he was to play the grand metal man:

“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.”

Deadpool hits theaters February 16, 2016, so get ready to watch this merc with a mouth get into some crazy shenanigans.

[Source: Uproxx]

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