Frank Grillo, who we’ll all see come May 6th as Crossbones in the Russo Brother‘s Captain America: Civil War has another franchise rolling out on July 1st when The Purge: Election Year hits the big screen. This time Grillo is back as Leo Barnes tasked with protecting a presidential candidate (Elizabeth Mitchell) during an election year Purge. Let’s take a look at the mayhem in this first trailer. (more…)
Production is currently underway on Captain America: Civil War, and since they’re doing a lot of shooting outside in Atlanta, that means set pics, set pics and more set pics! What we’ve seen so far reveals the new Avengers – Captain America, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow and Ant-Man (?) – in action against Crossbones Brock Rumlow in his nouveau Crossbones armor. But the question, in the midst of all this and the rumored cornucopia of heroes and villains in Civil War, is what role Bucky “The Winter Soldier” Barnes plays in the plot. We know that Sebastian Stan is back, though we have yet to see hide nor hair of him on set, so what is Bucky up to in Civil War, and how does he fit into the plot? We may have an answer, and this should go without saying, spoiler alert! (more…)
There’s more sidelines video coming out of Anthony and Joe Russo’s Captain America: Civil War set, this time around we’ve got Cap (Chris Evans) and Crossbones (Frank Grillo) going toe to toe in an open air market. IF the Russo brothers take this one to the next level after Captain America: The Winter Soldier, then we’re in for a hell of a ride! (more…)
When we last saw Frank Grillo‘s character Brock Rumlow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier he’d just gone toe to toe with the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and some serious Quinjet cannons and he wasn’t looking so good. Now he’s back in Captain America: Civil War and all suited up in Crossbones gear. This time around we get a good look at his facial scars after he’s had time to heal from that beat down in Winter Soldier. Spoilers ahead. (more…)
Shooting on Captain America: Civil War is now underway in Atlanta, and it promises to be an adventure packed to the brim with callbacks, Easter eggs and surprise appearances. In fact, something this big, and with all the attention that a multi-billion dollar franchise brings to a project, it’s going to be hard to keep some of the details under wraps till opening day. To wit, some exterior scenes revealed our first look at Frank Grillo as Crossbones, the next level iteration of his Captain America: The Winter Soldier character Brock Rumlow, whose comic book visage is posted above. So is it everything you hoped it would be? (more…)
Frank Grillo has come along way career wise in such a short space of time. From a partially unknown regular in season one of Fox’s hit show Prison Break to great supporting roles (End of Watch, The Grey, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and leading roles in movies and TV shows (Kingdom, The Purge 2: Anarchy). His name is really starting to get out there and this has been facilitated by his high profile standout performance as Brock Lumlow (Crossbones), which has essentially trajected his career from a tropospheric plateau to the stratospheric. Furthermore, given what we know about the history or Captain America and Crossbones, this speculation does not come as a total surprise. (more…)
Never heard of this guy before ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Frank Grillo isn’t exactly on the tips of filmgoers’ tongues. Long years in the acting business have given him the “oh yeah, THAT guy” kind of popularity. A few successful runs in recent films have elevated his status a few notches and we’re beginning to take notice. His turn as an MMA fighter in ‘Warrior’ gave him obvious fight cred. Obvious enough to be signed on as a foe for Captain America anyway. Not just any foe, either, Brock Rumlow, the man who would become ‘Crossbones.’ In his film debut, Rumlow was a secret agent of Hydra, who had infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. for its eventual destruction. By the movie’s end, Rumlow was nearly dead. However, if Grillo’s multi-movie contract has anything to say about it, his character’s not going anywhere. (more…)
I apologize for the bulimia joke in that headline. I am a bad person.
The first Purge movie didn’t actually feature any of the “chaos in the streets” its premise promised, which was my main complaint with the movie as a whole. Other than that, I kind of enjoyed the Ethan Hawke centered home invasion tale, even if I couldn’t figure out why, if all crime is legal for twelve hours, his family’s attackers still felt the need to wear masks (answer: apparently producer Michael Bay thought they’d “look cool”). Thankfully, the second installment in this new franchise seems to be doing away with the single setting and is throwing none other than Frank Grillo (who can also be seen kicking ass and taking names as Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Solider next week) out into this desolate landscape on a vengeful mission.
The Mighty-Marvel-Movie-Machine keeps clanking on, churning out movies that warm the hearts of comic book fan boys and girls everywhere. The Captain America sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will not only bring back the star spangled avenger, but also introduce us to one of the good captain’s most beloved sidekicks, the high flying Falcon.
Anthony Mackie landed the Falcon role and has until now been pretty tight lipped about the whole production. The reason behind that reluctance to talk is summed up by Mackie:
“This is what I learned about franchises. They can always cast somebody else and say, ‘Well that last person died,’ or just not address it. You see the second movie, and the guy is a different guy than the first, and they’re like, ‘Yep, same dude to me.’
Don’t get me wrong, Mackie isn’t handing out script copies or anything, but at least he is talking now about the character.
“I will have wings. I will be able to fly. I will be a superhero and fight people, namely The Winter Soldier.”
Mackie isn’t just relying on the script for his character preparation, he’s gone back to the original source material for the part.
“It was funny; a lot of the research I found was online. My older brother was a huge comic book buff. So when the news came out online, he called me and just gave me the whole rundown. Luckily, I have a lot of friends who weren’t cool growing up, but who are really cool now, so they read a lot of comic books. So I would just call and ask them, and they would send me all of this stuff online, and I got to read a bunch of the old comic books. It’s fortunate, because it’s a take off the comic book, it’s not the exactly storyline of the comic book.”
There are still a lot of questions hanging out there, will there be a Redwing (The Falcon’s feathered sidekick), will the red suit make an appearance or will the Ulitimate Falcon outfit prevail as most are speculating. Mackie is happy to confirm that filming for Captain America: The Winter Soldier begins on April 1. We’ll keep our eyes and ears out for any new information and bring it to you here.
Chris Evans returns as Steve Rogers/Captain America with newcomer Frank Grillo taking on the role of Crossbones. Fan favorites, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Cobie Smulders will also be appearing, not to mention Sebastian Stan returns as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theater screens April 4th, 2014.
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.