'Deadpool' news: character models on display in theaters; Colossus to be darker and tougher

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A new trailer is slated to be released for “Deadpool” on December as the movie gears up for its premiere date early next year. In the meantime, fans can get to see Deadpool’s character up close in theatres through standees starting this Thursday.

For those who want to feel closer to Deadpool, at least in a photo, there will be standees starting Nov. 26 in theatres in the U.S and Canada. The standees will measure 68 inches wide, 30 inches deep, and 102 inches tall, according to IGN. This is big enough, so fans can sit on his lap, Santa Claus style. Deadpool will be wearing a Santa hat along with his red costume to go with the holiday festivities.

“Deadpool” tells the story of an unusual antihero that roots from the time the Special Forces experimented on Wade Wilson, therefore allowing him to heal at an accelerated rate. With his wicked sense of humor, he hunts down the person behind the experimentation. The character first appeared in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Played by Ryan Reynolds in the said movie, he will reprise his role in “Deadpool.”

Colossus will also be appearing in the upcoming film, and he will be played by Andre Tricoteux. His character is expected to mirror the Colossus in comic books based on an interview by Comic Book Resources with the actor. He mentioned that his costume has a more “mercenary feel” that gives a “darker and tougher” impression compared to some of the versions of yellow and red in the comic books. He also mentioned that Colossus is “definitely an X-Men” but quickly added that he “can’t discuss his relationship with Deadpool.” However, he teased fans by saying, “You’ll get to understand it pretty quickly in this movie.”

Deadpool will be in theatres on Feb. 12, 2016.