Fans of comics - and comic book movies - tend to disagree on just about everything. The one thing everyone can agree on, however, is the incredible success of last year's Deadpool.
The R-rated super-romp crushed the box office, but also won over the hearts of millions of fans. Sure, the action and humor of the show was enough to get the nod of approval from many, but the honest portrayals of the characters went a long way in the eyes of fans as well.
Deadpool was spot-on, as we all know, but he wasn't the only hero in the movie who had fans buzzing. For the first time, a movie really nailed the character of Colossus.
Stefan Kapicic - who plays the metal mutant - had nothing but great things to say about his character when he spoke to ComicBook this week. While he can't wait to bring the character back in Deadpool 2, he mentioned there was another X-Men property that he feels would be a great fit for the talents of Colossus.
"One of the things right now is well we thought there are so many amazing projects regarding X-Men....of course, you watched Legion. Those are some things that I'm really excited and I was really surprised when - First of all, I've never thought that X-Men TV show could work. Especially because of the effects, because of like storylines and everything else. The movie, yes but the TV show...On the other side, I totally fell in love with Legion.
"It gets so clever, it gets so specific. The way it's directed, the way the acting is there. For example, if you ask me what I would like to show up in... and I don't know the rules between the studios or whatever, but like it at Fox. I would love to have a guest appearance in Legion or in a new X-men show as Colossus. Because I think that those kind of crossovers - it's not a crossover because it's the same role, it's the same X-man. I think that that would be something like a new step to combine the film and TV show characters. Of course, you have a Marvel universe and you have Defenders now and you have like all those amazing shows, but I'm talking from my ... like I say, Fox perspective
"It would be perfect if you can combine characters just like Colossus to show up in Legion or in new X-men show with Steven Moyer I don't know the name."
Like Kapicic said, none of the superhero franchises have really mixed the film and TV worlds yet. Sure, Marvel's shows on ABC and Netflix reference the heroes of The Avengers, but there hasn't been a ton of crossover.
There doesn't seem to be anything like this in the works yet, there's a reason Kapicic wants to appear in an array of X-Men properties. Not only is he a big fan himself - as the actor let us know he's an avid comic collector - but he's a big fan of the work Fox is doing on the Marvel properties.
After lighting up about Hugh Jackman's performance in Logan, Kapicic had this to say regarding the X-Men Universe he finds himself a part of.
"I'm grateful to be part of the X-Men family. I'm really grateful for it. Especially, as I said, as somebody not just an actor because there's some actors that are just not into comic books, or they just look at these roles as like work or a job. For me it's something much more. For me, it's my most honest and truthful love that I'm raising from the moment that I know about myself is my love for comic books. That for my job, of course, which is acting.
"This is something that just, for me, it's got so many different meanings. It's not just like a well-paid job or like you become famous, whatever. For me, this makes, as I've said, my inner child happy. That makes me alive and that makes me to wake up every single morning with a huge, big smile on my face.
"Thank God and on the other side thank all those amazing directors and people that I worked with and such brilliant actors, because working alongside now with Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool team. I'm so feeling blessed and grateful that I have this kind of opportunity."
Stefan Kapicic clearly puts everything he has into his portrayal of Colossus, and fans are incredibly thankful for it.
The Deadpool sequel is currently in pre-production. Reynolds will return with writer Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. David Leitch will direct. The film will introduce Deadpool's time-traveling mutant partner, Cable, as well as X-Force member Domino. Members of the original film's supporting cast are also expected to return.
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