- CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Last week we heard a little rumour that Frank Grillo was testing for the role of Crossbones in the Captain America sequel.
|Frank Grillo as CrossBones|
Now Variety has confirmed that Grillo, who appeared earlier this year in The Grey, will play Brock Rumlow, better known as Crossbones, in Marvel Studios' Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
First introduced in the comics in the late 1980's, Crossbones is better known today for his major role in Ed Brubaker's modern arc on "Captain America." A highly trained mercenary working for the Red Skull, Crossbones played a major role in the assassination of Steve Rogers following Marvel's "Civil War."
Many fans are excited for Crossbones addition to the film, as many fans speculated that Crossbones would be featured in the film, along with Baron Zemo. Nothing as been confirmed to Zemo’s inclusion in the film, but we sure we will here something solid pretty soon.
Director Joe Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces, The Grey) tweeted a few days ago saying: @carnojoe “A friend of a friend who witnessed @FrankGrillo's Marvel screen test in person said 'He made the other actors look like extras...” Well that sounds like Grillo will have quite the memorable performance.
|Maria Hill, Nick Fury and Black Widow|
In more Winter Soldier news, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) will be aided by some familiar faces as Variety has learned that Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Cobie Smulders will reprise their respective roles as Nick Fury, Black Widow and Agent Maria Hill.
And we have news that Jessica Brown Findlay, who plays Lady Sybil Branson in "Downton Abbey," is rumored to be the frontrunner for the role of Captain America's leading lady, which we all thinking is Sharon Carter.
|Jessica Brown Findlay|
Other actresses who are reportedly competing for the role include Alison Brie from "Mad Men" and "Community," and Emilia Clarke from "Game of Thrones.
The Winter Soldier will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie set to star in the film that’s planned to hit theaters on April 4, 2014.