A couple of weeks ago, rumours surface that The Grey and Warrior actor Frank Grillo was in the running for a role in Captain America 2, with speculation that he would play villain Crossbones. Now Variety has confirmed the news, and while many wondered if Crossbones would be the henchman to someone else, it appear he’s the key main villain in the movie.
The character started out in Marvel comics in 1989 as Brock Rumlow, the leader of the Savage Crims gang in New York. He later went on to serve as a henchman of Red Skull under the code name Crossbones (hence why some wondered whether he’d be the main bad guy in the film or not).
The actor joins Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson, who return as Steve Rogers and Nick Fury, along with Anthony Mackie as Falcon. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Production will start next spring.