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Original Colossus actor back for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

September 20th, 2017 by Marc Comments

With us all waiting for news on X-Men: Dark Pheonix, we’re picking up every little tidbit and the newest one is certainly interesting.

Actor Daniel Cudmore who played Colossus in the first three X-Men and then returned for X-Men: Days of Future Past (but was replaced in Deadpool by Stefan Kapičić) is set for the new X-Men outing.

Hoever, it may not be as Colossus…

The character of Colossus was Canadian when played by Cudmore and then Russian in Deadpool, which caused some confusion among fans, so it’s not a given that Cudmore will be him again… although the actor did confirm on Twitter that he’s in the movie, saying: “I can’t comment on what character I’m playing, sorry…”


Of course he could be playing coy because, well, having played a character four times in the franchise it would make sense that he return to it, however, with Dark Phoenix being set during X-Men: The Last Stand which was eleven years ago, he’s probably not young enough to pull it off.

But who knows… either way, it’s just making the already confusing timeline even more confusing.

Douglas Adams once wore that time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. We know how he feels.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix opens November 2nd, 2018.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….