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Frank Grillo Talks Crossbones In “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Frank Grillo has now been confirmed as Crossbones

With the villainous Brock Rumlow, aka Crossbones, appearing in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Frank Grillo, who plays the character, has been speaking to CraveOnline about how The Winter Soldier could seemingly be a jumping-off point for several characters. Joining Crossbones in making their cinematic bow, there’s also The Falcon, Batroc the Leaper and the baddest of baddasses, The Winter Soldier.

Grillo said, “It’s an origin film. You meet people who are going to be around for a while, so they introduce the characters. It’s almost like it’s a series. It’s fun. I can’t say very much about it because Marvel’s very strict about what you’re allowed to say. The movie, we’ve seen bit of it, and it is spectacular.”

When asked on whether Marvel has plans to bring Crossbones back at a later date, he revealed, “They do actually. We’ll see what happens. We’ll see if the fans respond to Brock and how it goes.”

In terms of what it was like to work on such a huge project, Grillo said, “For any actor, it’s huge, and you really get an understanding of that when you see guys like [Robert] Redford show up to do a role. What’s happening now is, I think since all the Marvel movies had such a wide rang of viewers globally, that you’d be crazy not to want to be involved on some level with the Marvel people. They it like nobody else. For me it’s a great opportunity because it’s an international film. It just raises your exposure that much more.”

The official word on the film is:

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier finds Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, DC and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk.

Joining forces with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon (Anthony Mackie). However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy – the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

The film features the return of Steve Rogers’ best friend, Bucky Barnes. Last seen falling to his death in Captain America: The First Avenger, there’s a little bit of a problem with Bucky’s return. You see, whilst Cap was frozen for years, came back to life and led The Avengers, Bucky went down a little bit of a different path. Bucky was actually frozen in ice, found by Russians, and had suffered both the loss of one of his arms and amnesia. Turned into a master assassin by the Russians, Bucky was dubbed the Winter Soldier and would be defrosted between any missions that he was needed for, hence why he hasn’t really aged too much. Now the two have to go head-to-head.

Just to put it out there for any of you that aren’t familiar with the character, the Winter Soldier is a complete badass. Trust me.

Also featuring in the film are Frank Grillo, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Maximiliano Hernandez, Robert Redford and George St-Pierre.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is released on 4th April, 2014.



4 thoughts on “Frank Grillo Talks Crossbones In “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

    • Yes and no. Marvel haven’t said they’re done, but Hugo Weaving has said various times that he wouldn’t do it again. He even took a few swipes at comic book movies, so yeah… not looking good for a Weaving return.


      • My biggest beef with the Captain America movie was that the confrontation with the Red Skull didn’t feel definitive. Almost like an afterthought. They really need to do the Cap/Skull dynamic some justice. I don’t really care if Weaving plays it again or not, though I think he’s fantastic. But at least they didn’t pull a Mandarin with the character! A comeback might solve my issue.


      • Yeah, especially given the prosthetics used for such a character, it means it wouldn’t be that hard to replace Weaving.

        And completely agreed on the ‘climactic’ battle. But enough of that, I can’t believe we’re being given the Winter Soldier on the big screen. Love that character!


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