Yesterday, it was confirmed that Frank Grillo will play Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now there’s some more casting news, which lets us know some familiar faces will be back for the film, as Variety reports that The Avengers stars Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Cobie Smulders will reprise their roles for this stand-alone sequel.
Captain America: The First Avenger star Sebastian Stan will also be back as Bucky Barnes, who turns into The Winter Soldier. You may be wondering how that’s possible if you’ve seen the first movie, but his return in a new form is one of the main aspects of the plot.
It isn’t known how integral the return of the S.H.I.E.L.D agents will be, or indeed if with a S.H.I.E.L.D TV show be planned, they will try and tie the events in the movie into that series.
Marvel has also issued a casting call for actors in Los Angeles and Cleveland, for both principal and extra roles. Production begins March 1, 2013, with shooting to take place in Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Washington D.C.