Five different performers were used to create Colossus in Deadpool

Five different performers were used to create Colossus in Deadpool

Check out the video breakdown on how Colossus was created

While many of us thought Colossus would be a low profile character in Deadpool, it turned out he played a bigger role and a lot of effort was put into bringing a more faithful representation of the comic book character.

Wired has put out a new video in which they discuss how five different performers were used to create the gigantic, metallic-covered X-Men character, Colossus, in 20th Century Fox's Deadpool.

"To capture the motion of the character there was a motion-capture in-studio session done, but there was also a separate 6-foot-9-inch performer filmed on location in a classic grey tracking suit. Although, he still wasn't tall enough, and had to wear either platform shoes or extra head piece for height. But Colossus's face was modeled on a third performer with a much more chiseled jawline. A fourth performer actually redid all of the dialogue lines. But even then, the actual facial animation of those lines were delivered by somebody else, Digital Domain's Greg Laselle, who was filmed using their proprietary Mova rig. The rig works using ultraviolet light to pick up special spattered paint, which produce incredibly accurate facial models. Though of course those are incredibly accurate facial models of Greg who doesn't look anything like Colossus, so Digital Domain has to re-target this performance to the metallic model. For this, Digital Domain uses their new Direct Drive system. Which the name implies, allows Greg's performance to drive the CG face, while still maintaining high-frequency, subtle movements."

Check out their detailed visual effects breakdown of Colossus in the video below.

Published on: February 2016
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Deadpool
Deadpool
Release date: February 12th 2016
Director: Tim Miller
Writers: Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza
Stars: Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, Ryan Reynolds

A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool.