'Deadpool' Another New Actor Takes Over The Colossus Role At The Last Minute

By Matt O'Bryant

It was less than a year ago, that fans were outraged by the announcement that long time X-Men actor Daniel Cudmore would not be reprising his role as Colossus with veteran stuntman Andre Tricoteux stepping into the role. Well now it appears there is a third actor playing the role of Colossus in the upcoming Deadpool film. Get the details below from Entertainment Weekly.

Now it can finally be revealed which actor is playing the 7-and-a-half-foot metallic muscle house. Contrary to previously published news, EW can exclusively report that Colossus is voiced and partly performed via motion capture by Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic. The 37-year-old, who has made appearances on TV series such as 24 and The Event, was an eleventh-hour replacement for Andre Tricoteux in the role. (Actor Daniel Cudmore has played Colossus in three of the X-Men films.) Kapicic, in fact, only completed his performance in mid-December, a mere eight weeks before the movie’s Feb. 12 opening.
— EW

Here are the most revealing parts of the interview below:

EW: Your voice is used to create Colossus, but did the performance involve motion capture as well?

Tim Miller’s idea of Colossus was to be bigger and stronger than everyone else, so for the motion capture they needed an extremely tall man. I’m 6-foot-4, but he wanted Colossus to be over 7 feet, so they used a stunt double to recreate his height, and he did very good job there. Tim also wanted Colossus to sound as close as possible to the comic book character’s background, so he had me to come in, since my voice was what he envisioned for Colossus, who has an authentic Russian accent. My character’s voice gives him the past history as Piotr Rasputin once you hear him speak. This made him the most authentic to the original idea of the comic book character.
— Stefan Kapicic

EW: How is Colossus’ voice different from your own? What were you and Tim hoping to achieve with the accent?

We had been trying all sorts of depths, both vocal and emotional, while playing with variations of Russian accents to give a range to the role until we finally got what Tim wanted. Giving the voice and expressions to a character is giving it a soul. It is a specific type of acting and it must be precise as it has to bring a character to life. Colossus’ voice is not much different than mine as Tim loved my natural color and range of voice, so we kept it and worked more on the Russian accent. The best note I received was to be authentic.
— Stefan Kapicic

EW: Were you aware how close the movie was to being finished when you worked on your part?

Yes, I was aware, so I knew how important was to make a perfect Colossus. We worked our best to make him a well-known character, an original from the comic book, because of the huge fan base that Colossus has.
— Stefan Kapicic

EW: Did you have previous knowledge of Deadpool? Were you a fan?

Yes! I am big comic book geek. I can’t live without them. Deadpool was always one of my favorite characters because of the way he handles all kinds of situations. His style and humor make him the perfect antihero. It’s great finding a comic book character that doesn’t care about following traditional comic book rules by breaking the fourth wall and being explicit about everything. This gives Deadpool the arrogance which you just have to love.
— Stefan Kapicic

Deadpool hits theaters on February 12th, 2016.