Deadpool’s Colossus voice actor revealed to be Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic

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Colossus was featured heavily in the Deadpool IMAX poster that was just released for 12 Days of Deadpool. As for who will be playing the metal mutant, we already have an actor by the name of Andre Tricoteux doing the mo-cap. However, who’s going to be doing the voice? As revealed by Entertainment Weekly, that honor goes to Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic (24, The Event). In addition to doing the voice, he also helps out with part of the motion capture process. The actor recently finished wrapping up in mid-December; that’s pretty close to the film’s release date of February 12th. Fans should be happy to know that his voice was inspired by Colossus Russian accent in the comic books. We’ll find out how authentic it will be once the movie hits.

Kapicic told EW about how he’s a comic book geek:

“Yes! I am big comic book geek. I can’t live without them. Deadpool was always one of my favorite characters because of the way he handles all kinds of situations. His style and humor make him the perfect antihero. It’s great finding a comic book character that doesn’t care about following traditional comic book rules by breaking the fourth wall and being explicit about everything. This gives Deadpool the arrogance which you just have to love.”

He then talks about the casting process:

“It was such a top secret project from the beginning that I didn’t even know what I was auditioning for. It was only after the second round of casting that some of the names were revealed and I figured it out immediately, so it was a much bigger deal for me because I am such a huge fan. I ended up with 120 takes on my third call of auditions. I worked at Fox studios with [director] Tim Miller for the last part of the audition. The session was supposed to be for four hours, but we got inspired and creative, so it continued for eight more hours. After we were done, I flew the 14 hour flight back to Montenegro and drove straight to the theatre to perform Romeo and Juliet. I was reeling with excitement from that last week in L.A., but I couldn’t tell anyone about Colossus!”

The actor then talks about his approach to Colossus’ accent:

“We had been trying all sorts of depths, both vocal and emotional, while playing with variations of Russian accents to give a range to the role until we finally got what Tim wanted. Giving the voice and expressions to a character is giving it a soul. It is a specific type of acting and it must be precise as it has to bring a character to life. Colossus’ voice is not much different than mine as Tim loved my natural color and range of voice, so we kept it and worked more on the Russian accent. The best note I received was to be authentic.”

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