DEADPOOL: Daniel Cudmore Confirms He WAS Offered The Role of Colossus In Deadpool

As fans have known for a while now, when Deadpool rolls around next year, Colossus will be played by 'Once Upon A Time' star Andre Tricoteux, as opposed to Daniel Cudmore, who played the metal mutant in X2: United, X-Men 3: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, recently director Tim Miller revealed that he did offer Cudmore the role, and Cudmore has confirmed it himself. Click the jump for details.

When February rolls around next year, fans are going to be flocking excitedly to see the long-anticipated R-Rated film based on everyone's favourite Merc With A Mouth. Unfortunately, much to the disdain of many a X-Men fan, it was revealed that Daniel Cudmore, who had previously played Piotr Rasputin, or Colossus, in X2, X-Men 3: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past, would NOT be reprising his role despite the metal-skinned mutant starring in the film as one of Deadpool's allies. 

However, in a recent interview, Deadpool director Tim Miller told film magazine Empire, "I did actually call Daniel Cudmore to ask him if he wanted to do this, even though he'd be entirely CG the whole time. He was very nice about it. He was like, 'I appreciate your offering, but nah'."

Since the interview was released, Cudmore took to twitter to respond to Miller's comments. He didn't just pass on the role due to the CGI nature of the character - they (Fox) were going to use another actor's voice too.

"I did get a call for Colossus but it was CGI/stunts and not using my voice so I graciously passed. Love 2 play him in the future as an actor" said one of two tweets written by Cudmore.

Cudmore then went on to release a second tweet, expressing his own anticipation for the Deadpool movie.

"Really looking forward to @deadpoolmovie as I was such a fan of the leaked script and can't wait to see what Tim Miller did with it."

Of course, since Cudmore passed the role, Once Upon A Time and Seventh Son star, Andre Tricoteux has been cast to take up the mantle. However, it seems that Miller wasn't even sure Colossus would be allowed in the film, having already been a member of the X-Men in three of Fox's more serious entries into the X-franchise, as he revealed in the same interview:


"We were never going to be able to be able to keep Colossus a secret. He was in the script that leaked and all that. I wasn't actually sure, until we were standing there shooting it, that at some point Fox was going to say, 'Hold on a second: we can't put Colossus from our treasured X-Men franchise in this movie to be made fun of!' But they did, and not only that, but also they let me change the look of him. As a fanboy I've always been like, 'That dude with the shiny skin is not ****ing Colossus.' He should be this monstrous guy, and they actually let me make him seven-and-a-half feet tall."

So, what do you guys think? Do you think Cudmore should've reprised the role if he hopes to play the character again later as an actor, or do you think the Colossus' recasting to be played by Tricoteux is a blessing? We'll be able to tell for sure when Deadpool comes out February 12, 2016.  
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