Comic-Con 2017: Deadpool 2‘s Stefan Kapaici Says Expect More Colossus
The 6’4″ German-born Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic made a name for himself in last year’s smash-hit Deadpool, playing the surprisingly moral, metal-covered Colossus, a member of the X-men. Colossus was not only hugely helpful to the Merc with the Mouth (Ryan Reynolds), he was also the film’s moral center and straight man. It was Colossus and his partner, the Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hilderbrand) who teamed up with Deadpool in an effort to fight Ajax (Ed Skrein) and save Vanessa (Morena Baccarin). In speaking with The Hollywood Reporter at Comic-Con this past weekend, Kapicic said you can expect even more of Colossus in Deadpool 2, currently filming in Vancouver with Atomic Blonde and John Wick director David Leitch at the helm.
“I am a comic book fan. I would love if I could share, because it’s incredible what’s going on,” he told THR. “When they [fans] find out what’s happening in the sequel…” at which point he stopped himself.
Colossus has long been a fan favorite from the comics, but Deadpool was the first time the character was given serious screen time, something Kapicic said was only growing in the sequel.
“He didn’t have time at all in the X-Men movies and he’s one of the iconic characters. He needed that space, and thank God [Director] Tim Miller and Ryan and Fox decided to give him a spot, which will continue to grow. That’s the thing I can say … the sequel will answer many questions, which people are asking right now. Because all the questions I can see on the net are answered in the sequel.”
Kapicic also loves what he’s seeing from director David Leitch.
“The way he is working with me, how to bring more of Colossus is unbelievable,” Kapicic told THR. “He just relaxes you and is so intelligent and is a visionary. Which you can see through his movies.”
Featured image: Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool and Stefan Kapicic is Colossus in Deadpool. Courtesy 20th Century Fox.