Colossus to be Recast for Deadpool Movie

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Fresh off the heels of a casting breakdown found earlier, “X-Men” cast member Daniel Cudmore has confirmed on Twitter that he will not be reprising the role of Colossus in the upcoming Deadpool film.

Cudmore made his debut as the character in X2: X-Men United and appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past. This isn’t the only bit of “X-Men” recasting going on at Fox as the roles of Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm were all recast with younger actors for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.

Ryan Reynolds will lead the film as the titular Merc with a Mouth and he is joined by T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein and Gina Carano as the mutant Angel Dust, a member of the Morlocks.

Tim Miller is set to helm the movie from a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool is currently scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016.