Merc With A Mouth coming soon to the MCU.
With the release of the Colossus Deadpool movie poster, now comes word of just who is playing the metallic mutant.
EW.com reports and has an interview up with 37-year-old Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic (24, Extent) who provided the voice and some motion-capture work for Colossus. It’s note that Kapicic finished on Colossus a mere 8 weeks prior the premiere of the film in February.
Some highlights from the interview include that Kapicic is a big fan of the comics:
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.
On director Tim Miller’s vision of the character and Kapicic’s voice for Colossus:
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.
On working with Ryan Reynolds and Tim Miller:
There is no actor in the world with such talent and charm that could play Deadpool as well as Ryan Reynolds. Working with him was a fantastic experience, and his ideas and suggestions helped me out a lot. It was just great fun to work one-on-one as Deadpool and Colossus. I worked with many directors in my life, but Tim Miller is definitely my favorite. He not only has a beautiful sense of directing actors, but he also shares a great love and passion for the comic book world, as I do. I enjoyed working and spending time talking with him. He is an exceptional man and friend and I can never thank him enough for this opportunity that he gave me.
“Deadpool” has a February 12, 2016 release directed by Tim Miller starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, TJ Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Copycat and Ed Skrein as Ajax.
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
With Rick Remender stepping away from the popular Uncanny X-Force as well as Secret Avengers to work on Uncanny Avengers, Marvel is launching a new Cable and X-Force Marvel Now! title from Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larroca.
We see the likes of Cable, Domino, Colossus, Doctor Nemesis, and Forge making up the team.
Hopeless participated in a QnA over at Marvel.com. Here’s a couple excerpts:
Marvel.com: Was this a roster you pitched and, if so, what type of team were you hoping to create?
Dennis Hopeless: I see CABLE AND X-FORCE as a crime book. In my favorite crime stories, the characters are always at each otherâ€™s throats. This X-Force needed to be like that, a team of specialists who work well together but donâ€™t always like each other. We tried to pick big personalities who were likely to clash in high stress situations. There are characters I wanted and didnâ€™t get but Iâ€™m pretty thrilled with the final roster. Itâ€™s a powder keg.
Marvel.com: Where did the idea for this series come from?
Dennis Hopeless: I started with Cable. It was important to make Cable the cornerstone of the book. I wanted to do that without regressing the character back to an early version or forcing him into some out-of-character role just because it would be fun to write that kind of book. So I took a look at who Cable is right here and now. Heâ€™s an aging fighter who has been through 100 kinds of hell and still feels every scar. Heâ€™s a father who, for good or ill, has been forced to let his daughter go. Heâ€™s a presumed-dead outlaw currently best known for trying to kill Earthâ€™s Mightiest Heroes [in the AVENGERS: X-SANCTION limited series by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness]. Heâ€™s exhausted.
Looking at Cable that way made it all kind of fall into place. This is a guy ready to pack it in. But maybe he canâ€™t. Maybe he has to pull off the Cable version of one last score. He has to save the world against all odds one final time and then he can retire into the sunset. Of course, that â€œone last scoreâ€ job never goes as planned.
All you need to do is look at this cover to be completely enthralled with what is to come! Juggernaut Colossus versus Red Hulk! Who isn’t itching to see how this one ends up?
You will not be disappointed with the tale Kieron Gillen and Greg Land lay before you! Taking place directly prior, during and after the events of The Avenger vs. The X-Men #1, we get to finally see a less zealous version of Cyclops. In AvX, he has been portrayed as some kind of religious nut that can’t see how dangerous his decisions are. Here, in a book written by an actual X-Men scribe, we see a leader that has to make a tough decision even though it will cause a rift between his “family” and the world’s mightiest. We also are privy to the internal thoughts of Namor, Hope and Colossus as they embark onto the battle field and will forever be changed in the process. Gillen has a great grasp on the “voice” of these individual characters, making the reader reconnect with them on a more personal level than they have in a long time. It is the perfect juxtaposition with all the chaos surrounding Utopia!
As good as the writing is, it is Greg Land’s rendering of the battle of the behemoths, that will make you not want to put this book down! An underwater barrage of giant fists awaits, and let me tell you â€” it is a war! Greg Land always amazes me with the skill in which he renders the female form, it is beautiful and eye catching, but today â€” it is all about breaking things! He creates a brutal symphony of destruction that will cause any fan to pause and take notice of how well it is done! One warrior lies at the bottom of the ocean as the other seethes in rage â€” absolutely amazing!
Finally, we see a book with the AvX banner tag that actually delivers something new to the story! Kudos to Kieron Gillen and Greg Land for helping this tale progress instead of completely living in the past like all the other books have! Plus, the ending is something that will set all of mutantkind on a collision course with the world that hates and fears them. If the Phoenix Force doesn’t destroy the earth, the ramifications from this ending just might!
Hey, with all the news about the DC Relaunch, we can’t be forgetting about Marvel’s Fear Itself!
Marvel sent over the following teaser:
FEAR ITSELF UNLEASHES THE UNSTOPPABLE COLOSSUS!