There’s lots of casting details coming out for Disney & Marvel‘s latest Captain America sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. First up is the casting of Frank Grillo (The Grey, Warrior) in the role of villain Crossbones.
Crossbones was created by writer Mark Gruenwald and artist Kieron Dwyer and started his criminal career under the tutelage of the henchmen trainer and villain Taskmaster, raising through the ranks to become an instructor at the Taskmaster school. He ended up working for the Red Skull.
Some other well known faces will make appearances in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier sequel, reprising their roles from The Avengers are Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. Also confirmed to be returning, as was long rumored, is Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes.
This is coming together and I expect this movie will really establish the S.H.E.I.L.D. importance in the Marvel Movie Universe, tying together the various heroes and villains.
Winter Soldier is one of my favorite story lines and I have high hopes that the story will translate well to the big screen. What do you think about these casting updates?
The film stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, and Anthony Mackie in the role of the Falcon, directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theater screens on April 4, 2014.