Deadpool's metallic mutant buddy Colossus is all set for a bigger role in anti-hero sequel
The X-character became truly embedded in fan memories after Deadpool's first solo outing in 2016, where actor Stefan Kapicic fills in the steely shoes of Colossus
X-Men fans are no stranger to the friendly mutant Colossus, who has been portrayed by Daniel Cudmore and Michael Adamthwaite in different instalments of the franchise.
However, the X-character became truly embedded in fan memories after Deadpool's first solo outing in 2016, where actor Stefan Kapicic fills in the steely role.
Come May 18, once again the flesh-transforming mutant will be taking over the screen, but this time in a bigger and more prominent role.
Speaking with Comic Book, Kapicic recently spilled some early tea on what fans should expect from his mutant character in the upcoming sequel and also shared some interesting details about his evolving relationship with the potty-mouthed anti-hero.
Explaining that when Colossus returns in Deadpool 2, he would have a greater screen-presence, the actor told the website: "Fans really loved Colossus [in Deadpool], and that's why in the sequel we have upgraded the relationship with Deadpool and so much more to see regarding Colossus."
"We made this relationship between them much more powerful, much more honest. And it's really one of the most important relationships in the movie when you see the sequel," Kapicic added, previewing what can be considered as an early friendship between two characters, who may soon be joining the X-Force, a team of mutants who are nothing like their ideologically-driven Avengers.
In the first Deadpool movie though, Colossus - one of the early mutant prodigies of Professor X aka Charles Xavier - makes an appearance only in the beginning and towards the end of the blockbuster, laying the seeds of a future superhero team-up.
However, when Deadpool and co returns this weekend, the character will have a far superior task - which is to join forces with the Merc-with-a-mouth and keep a child mutant from being taken by Cable, Josh Brolin's time-traveling mutant.
Given the circumstance, it only makes sense that the metallic mutant and Deadpool have more interactions in the second installment.
"Colossus loves Deadpool, he really cares about him. That's the point. There's not so many people that care about Deadpool as Colossus does because Colossus believes in his good heart," explained Kapicic.
Deadpool 2 arrives in theaters this weekend, on May 18.