The folks working on Captain America: The Winter Soldier are busy toiling away looking for faces to fill roles, and one role that looks like it may be filling up soon is that of the character Crossbones. Who’s the lucky winner? According to a series of tweets from both the actor and others, Frank Grillo (Prison Break) is the top man in the running.
In case you don’t know, Crossbones is a top-notch assassin and henchman for The Red Skull. He also happens to be the guy who “assassinates” Steve Rogers during the post-Civil War storyline. They could be using him as a warm-up villain before Cap has to take on the titular Winter Soldier, or perhaps even setting up something for a third Captain America flick.
Either way, we still have a year-and-a-half to wait, since Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier doesn’t show up til April 4th, 2014.
Thanks to BleedingCool for the heads-up.