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Colossus will have a major role in Fox's Deadpool movie

With Fox looking to expand their superhero universe again (and hopefully help people forget about the most recent Fantastic Four film), a familiar character may finally be getting some much deserved attention.

In an interview with TechTimes, actor Andre Tricotruex talked about his involvement in the upcoming Deadpool film and the role his character — X-Men member Colossus — has in it. Tricotruex said that director Tim Miller had a very specific vision for the film and in order to achieve it, had to have Colossus resemble his traditional comic book character.

"I think you're going to see more of who Colossus is. I think people will get a better sense of who he is," Tricotruex said. "Colossus had been around in the comics since the '70s, so I mean, I think you could do your own movie on him."

Although he couldn't elaborate too much on what his role in the film will entail, he did confirm that they kept his story arc precisely as it appears in the comic.

Tricotruex is the second actor to play Colossus, following Daniel Cudmore's brief portrayal of him in past X-Men films including Days of Future Past. But whereas Cudmore only stood in the film for a few seconds as a brief cameo, Tricotruex will finally bring the character to center stage. Fans lucky enough to attend Comic-Con and watch some of the first footage (or those that caught the leaked videos online) would have gotten their first glimpse of Tricotreux's Colossus then.

Deadpool, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character, is scheduled to be released on Feb. 12, 2016. Watch the trailer for the movie below: