It's been confirmed that The Grey and Warrior actor Frank Grillo is set to play Crossbones in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The news was hinted at last week through some twitter conversations that went on. It's good to know that he landed the part!
It was also revealed that Cobie Smulders would reprise her role as Maria Hill in the film which has been described as a political thiller. Apparently S.H.I.E.L.D. will play a major part in the movie.
Crossbones a.k.a. Brock Rumlow, is an assassin and mercenary introduced in the comics in 1989 as a leader of the Savage Crims gang in New York's lower East Side. He ends up joining a school for criminals, and later works for the Red Skull under the code name Crossbones. Like Black Widow, Crossbones doesn't have any super powers, he's just skilled in the art of kicking ass! In the comics, Crossbones carried out the assassination of Steve Rogers. It will be interesting to see what role that character ends up playing in the Marvel movie universe.
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing the Captain America sequel from a script written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The movie is set to be released on April 4th, 2014. I loved the first movie, and I'm excited to see where the sequel takes the story.
Are you excited to hear that Crossbones is going to play a part in this story?