Ste­fan’s chance to get his geek on

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Film -

DEAD­POOL star Ste­fan Kapi­cic is ex­cited for his first trip down un­der for Su­panova Pop Cul­ture Expo, where he will get to hang with “his peo­ple”.

The Ger­man-born Ser­bian ac­tor and self-confessed comic book nerd, who played X-Men char­ac­ter Colos­sus in the box of­fice su­per­hero hit, said he may even geek out over fel­low stars at the expo.

“I am a huge comic book fan, so this is a child­hood dream come true,” he said.

“I was into the Mar­vel uni­verse as a kid and I had a vi­sion of how Colos­sus talked and be­haved.

“Peo­ple that go to these con­ven­tions are my peo­ple; I went to them as a fan, I could have a geek mo­ment my­self.”

De­spite more than 70 roles in theatre, film, and tele­vi­sion un­der his belt, in­clud­ing play­ing his own dad and re­tired bas­ket­ball player Dra­gan Kapi­cic in 2015’s Bicemo prvaci sveta (We’ll Be Cham­pi­ons of the World), it would seem the pas­sive mus­cle mu­tant Colos­sus was the role he was born to play, with a tow­er­ing 6’4” frame.

While he may not be recog­nis­able on the screen, Kapi­cic said he was not rel­e­gated to a sound record­ing booth to sim­ply pro­vide the voice for the char­ac­ter.

“It was about cre­at­ing the char­ac­ter; I worked with Ryan (Reynolds) all the time, act­ing with him,” he said.

Perth Su­panova Pop Cul­ture Event will be at the Perth Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Centre from June 26 to 28.

Go to www.su­panova. com.au to re­lease your in­ner nerd.

Ste­fan Kapi­cic played Colos­sus in this year’s box of­fice hit Dead­pool.

With Ju­lian Wright

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