Currently enjoying its second weekend at the top of the U.S. box office, Deadpool has been a hit with moviegoers for a few main reasons, but one of which is that the Merc with a Mouth’s violent and crude antics set him apart from most other superheroes at the center of major franchises. However, what would the film be without X-Men mutant Colossus combating Deadpool’s moral ambiguity at every step with his virtuousness and providing a path for the Merc to make the transition from anti-hero to superhero.
A new Deadpool visual effects featurette, which comes from Wired, sets its focus on the seven-and-a-half-foot Russian character and the five performers who helped bring him to life in the movie. Watch the video here, and see the surprisingly involved and complicated process of bringing Colossus to the big screen:
Colossus was previously played by Daniel Cudmore in X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past, and although Fox offered to bring him back for Deadpool, he declined, due to the fact that the studio only wanted him for CGI and stunts, not for the character’s voice. In the finished version of the film, Stefan Kapicic lends his voice to the character.
Deadpool is in theaters now and features a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds as the title character, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Ed Skrein as Ajax, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Gina Carano as Angel Dust and Leslie Uggams as Blind Al. Tim Miller directs a script from Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.