According to Entertainment Weekly, 37-year-old Kapicic — who has appeared on “24” and “The Event” — voiced the character, and partially performed the role using motion capture. Kapicic was hired so late in the process that he only finished performing the character in mid-December — just eight weeks before the film’s release.
In addition to announcing the casting change, EW unveiled the following new stills from the movie, which really hit home how hulking this version of Colossus is:
The “Deadpool” movie’s version of Colossus is reportedly seven-and-a-half feet tall, and has a Russian accent — just like the comic book version of the character. When Daniel Cudmore portrayed Colossus in “X2” and “X-Men: The Last Stand,” he had an American accent.
“[Director] Tim [Miller] 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,” revealed Kapicic. “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 being cast in the film, Kapicic notes, “It was only after the second round of casting that some of the names were revealed and I figured it out immediately, so it was a much bigger deal for me because I am such a huge fan. I ended up with 120 takes on my third call of auditions. I worked at Fox studios with Tim Miller for the last part of the audition. The session was supposed to be for four hours, but we got inspired and creative, so it continued for eight more hours. After we were done, I flew the 14 hour flight back to Montenegro and drove straight to the theatre to perform Romeo and Juliet.”
“Deadpool” hits screens on February 12.
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