Although Deadpool, in his record-breaking R-rated solo outing, bemoaned Fox for not increasing the budget to include more X-Men, the duo of Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead proved that sometimes, quality is better than quantity.
In the hyper-meta world of the merc with a mouth, the straight-laced and PG-13 Colossus and the wry, angst-fueled NTW both provided a perfect tonic to complement Wade Wilson's alter ego.
But Why Was There No Human Version Of Piotr Rasputin?
Colossus was arguably the best movie version of the character we've seen and certainly the most faithful to the comics. But despite this, we only ever saw him in his metallic form.
This is a noticeable deviation from the character's previous movie appearances in X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days Of Future Past, where he is shown in both his human and steel forms.
Considering the character uses his mutation to protect himself only in times of trouble, this leaves the question: Why was he in metal form throughout the entire movie? One savvy Reddit user, Warpimp, has come up with a theory that could explain why.
And not only that, it also implies that this could be an indication of an ongoing bigger challenge within the X-Men/Deadpool Universe.
The theory goes as follows:
Colossus Is Recovering From Injury
In the X-Men comics, Piotr Rasputin only ever consistently maintains his metallic form to allow himself to heal if he has been seriously wounded.
If this is the case, it could point to a bigger issue with the superhero landscape.
Are The X-Men Suffering A Crisis?
Within the movie universe, this could imply the X-Men are fighting a desperate battle, which is why the mansion, usually such a hub of activity, appears empty when Deadpool visits.
This would also tie in with the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, in which the original, titular mutant awakens with the mission to take over the world. Check out the trailer:
Furthermore, if Professor X was concerned that the mansion might be attacked, Colossus and NTW are two mutants who could survive any explosion.
Finally, This Could Also Explain Why Colossus Is So Keen To Recruit Deadpool
Perhaps, knowing the magnitude of the challenge the X-Men are facing, Colossus uses his downtime to try to recruit Wade Wilson to help fight the difficult battle.
Sound feasible to you? Of course, the real-life reasons are arguably down to budget (it took five actors combined to build the CGI Colossus), yet the fictional storyline could fit in, almost as a nod from writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese toward the wider X-Men Universe.
So Do You Think This Theory Could Be True?