Rob Liefield, the creator of Deadpool, among many other comic book characters, has provided some details on the upcoming film of his beloved character.
Liefield, making an appearance at Amazing Comic Con Hawaii, divulged some information on the upcoming Deadpool movie, which is due out in February of 2016. The creator was asked about Colossus’s presence in the film.
“You are going to love Colossus. He’s in it – I hope Fox doesn’t get mad at me – he’s in it a good amount. He doesn’t just walk through the movie.”
Given how Fox is trying to establish a cohesive cinematic universe surrounding Fox’s available Marvel properties, it should come as no surprise that such a prominent member of the X-Men will make an appearance in Deadpool. However, it’s interesting to see how Liefield says that Colossus has an actual, substantial role in the film. He sounds excited, as if Colossus is going to have a surprising amount of screen time.
Fox will attempt to sprinkle their other superheroes, such as more recognizable mutants and associates of the Fantastic Four, in their upcoming films. X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, and Gambit are all, as of right now, slated for 2016. I wonder what other mutants or X-Men associates we will see in the upcoming films.
Given how the Fantastic Four bombed in August, and how Fox has state they will continue using the characters in their shared universe, I think it’s more of a given that we will see some of the Fantastic Four characters pop up in the various X-Men films. While it is unlikely any of them appear in Apocalypse, or even Deadpool, I think we may have a few scenes with some of them in the upcoming Gambit movie.
Gambit is another place where I think Fox can carefully insert several X-Men characters to make it feel like a more cohesive cinematic universe. Remy LeBeau is a mutant, but one with much more style and confidence than the mutants in Bryan Singer’s films. The characters that can be involved in the film, therefore, do not have to be serious nor as well known. I imagine Gambit would be a good place to introduce characters such as Rogue and show off more of the likes of Nightcrawler.
Hopefully, Deadpool proves to be a successful launching pad for Fox’s more mature mutants. What do you guys think? Will Deadpool be a hit? Is Colossus the only X-Men we will see in the film? Let us know in the comments below!