The new Deadpool trailer has been released, just in time for Christmas. But, it’s another merry mutant, Colossus, that has fans eager to unwrap the new movie as early as they can.
As reported by Tech Insider, the second full-length Deadpool trailer has officially been revealed. Featuring the origin story of Wade Wilson, a smart-mouthed mercenary played by Ryan Reynolds, the new trailer gives casual and die hard fans a glimpse into the R-rated mayhem that will be unleashed in theaters on February 12th, 2016.
Wearing a ridiculously red costume, which is as true to the comic book character as possible, Ryan Reynolds dissects how his life took an unfortunate turn when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Offered a chance to cure his illness (most likely by utilizing the mutant-based drug MGH) a shady corporate slug tricks Reynolds into taking part in a controversial experiment that leaves his body healed, but also horribly disfigured. It’s at this point that Deadpool, narrating atop the montage of gun blasts and epic aerial stunts, lets us know why he’s been forced into becoming a super hero against his will; his best girl, played by Morena Baccarin, has been kidnapped.
Now, gifted with super human abilities thanks to the accident that cured him, Deadpool rushes off to save her, running into fellow mutants like the aforementioned Colossus and the more obscure Morlock-based character Angel Dust along the way. All the while, Ryan Reynolds continues to illustrate to the audience just why this super hero flick isn’t going to be a typical one.
“You’re probably thinking this was a superhero movie but that guy in the suit just turned that other guy into a kabob,” Reynolds articulates after slicing up a bad guy. “Surprise! This is a different kind of superhero story.”
Speaking of different, Entertainment Weekly recently broke the news that the Colossus on screen has officially been recast (an irony since Daniel Cudmore, who first played the character in X-Men 2 was also not brought back for the film). Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic fills the big character’s shoes as an eleventh-hour replacement for actor Andre Tricoteux. When asked why the role was recast, Kapicic explained it came down to the accent.
“[Director] Tim [Miller] 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 also shed light on how the massive seven-foot tall character came to life on screen thanks to motion capture and a stand-in.
“They used a stunt double to recreate his height, and he did very good job there,” Kapicic said. “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.”
Meanwhile, Newsarama is reporting the possibility of a Wolverine cameo to add even more hijinks to the Deadpool movie. Hugh Jackman, the iconic actor whose career took off thanks to the Canadian mutant with claws, tweeted a teaser as part of the “12 Days of Deadpool” marketing push, leading to the television debut of the movie trailer during the NBA Christmas games.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) December 24, 2015
With little under two months left to go and two Deadpool trailers in the wild now, the question over whether an R-rated superhero movie can work will soon be answered. Watch the green-band trailer below.
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