DEAD­POOL STAR VIS­ITS PERTH

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DEAD­POOL star Ste­fan Kapi­cic is ex­cited about 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 self­con­fessed 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. I was into the Marvel uni­verse as a kid and I had a vi­sion of how Colos­sus talked and be­haved,” he said.

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

De­spite play­ing more than 70 roles in the­atre, film, and tele­vi­sion – in­clud­ing 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 Kapi­cic, with his tow­er­ing 195cm frame, was born to play.

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

Dead­pool’s $763m box of­fice take guar­an­teed a se­quel, but Kapi­cic could not dish any de­tails.

“It would be a plea­sure and an hon­our to play Colos­sus again, and you never know what would hap­pen in the se­quel,” he said.

“But there are so many non-dis­clo­sure agree­ments right now.”

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.

Dead­pool stars Ryan Reynolds and Ste­fan Kapi­cic.

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