From the moment he stepped into frame as Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes in Iron Man 2 and told Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark (and essentially moviegoers, as well) “It’s me and I’m here, so get over it and move on,” fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been 100% behind Don Cheadle as War Machine. He was great in Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, and the worst part of his performance in Avengers: Age of Ultron is that it was all too brief. Now, fans are looking forward to seeing him in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and, according to Cheadle, Rhodey plays a “pivotal” role in the film. You can find out what he had to say recently at the Sundance Film Festival, but first a word of caution: While this article doesn’t contain any confirmed spoilers from Civil War, those wishing to remain completely oblivious to the film until they see it should stop reading now.
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…)
Looks like Frank Grillo is going to return to the Marvel Universe as Brock Rumlow, a.k.a. Crossbones (…hail hydra folk) in Captain America: Civil War. Grillo recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and confirmed that Marvel Studios have summoned him back to cause more mayhem, taking extreme measures in making sure his character “fits like a glove,”: (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…)
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.
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.