Frank Grillo To Play Crossbones In Marvel's 'Captain America' Sequel
Actor Frank Grillo, 47, known for The Grey, End of Watch, Law & Order: SVU, Blind Justice and Prison Break, will be the latest villain to join the ranks of such actors as Micky Rourke, Jeff Bridges, Hugo Weaving and Tom Hiddleston as a Marvel bad guy in the upcoming sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which will bring back Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, as well as Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and, it is being rumored, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Agent 13 and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill.
"Thanks all!!" Grillo tweeted once the news of him playing Crossbones, a henchman of the Red Skull, was confirmed. "Couldn't be happier to join the Marvel family. Great people. Great character and. [sic] My kids will freak out best of all #grateful," he wrote.
Grillo reportedly also previously hinted that he would be joining the Captain America family, but later deleted the messages, according to E! Online. Once the news had broken and followers started to reveal their delight at Grillo's involvement, he wrote, "WOW. Badass fans that Marvel has. Fierce muthas."
The Captain America sequel is set to hit theaters on April 4, 2014. If you can't wait until then to catch Grillo on the big screen, he will star in 2013's much-hyped Homefront, also featuring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth, about a former DEA agent who gets into a scrape with a druglord.
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