Andre Tricoteux On ‘Deadpool,’ Colossus & ‘Warcraft’ [EXCLUSIVE]
Interview By uInterview Founder Erik Meers
Andre Tricoteux, the Canadian actor and stuntman, plays Piotr Rasputin / Colossus in the upcoming Deadpool movie.
Andre Tricoteux On ‘Deadpool’
At 6’9, 290 lbs, Tricoteux fit the bill for director Tim Miller‘s Deadpool, which features a very traditional interpretation of mutant Colossus. According to Tricoteux, Miller’s overall take on the beloved comic book will appeal to adult comic book fans with its loyalty to the source material, humor and action. There will also be some surprises in store.
“There’s a lot of comedy in it. There’s a lot of great action. It is definitely R-rated,” Tricoteux told uInterview in an exclusive interview. “It is definitely geared towards adults…. I think people are going to be blown away, and there’s gonna be some shocking moments. Some of the stuff that is said will shock people. Deadpool takes a run at everyone. Nobody is safe. Nobody in the comic book universe.”
Playing Deadpool, of course, is movie star Ryan Reynolds, who Tricoteux calls “a phenomenal talent.”
“He really knocked this one out of the park. People are gonna love his performance, and he’s just super talented,” said Tricoteux, adding, “He was a riot to work with. He kept us in stitches all the time.”
Tricoteux also had high praise for his other Deadpool costars – Ed Skrein, Gina Carano and newcomer Brianna Hildebrand – who play Francis / Ajax, Angel Dust and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, respectively.
Tricoteux On ‘Warcraft’
In addition to Deadpool, Tricoteux also has another film in the pipeline, the feature film adaptation of the Warcraft video game. In this action flick, Tricoteux plays one of the orcs.
“It’s gonna be another one that’s gonna blow people’s socks off,” Tricoteux told uInterview, adding, “Like the CG on that is next level; it’s gonna make Avatar look like a cartoon.”
“I don’t think it’s ever been done before in terms of having the size of the sets, and the amount of people involved in a single scene,” Tricoteux added. “It’s gonna be pretty spectacular…. Sometimes it felt like we were working in front of like NASA because there would be like, four or five rows of people on computers working on the CG live as we’re shooting it. And, yeah, it’s gonna be spectacular. People are gonna love it.”
Deadpool hits theaters Feb. 12, 2016, while Warcraft is slated to premiere June 10, 2016.
Text by Chelsea Regan.