The awesome Frank Grillo has tweeted that he is close to being confirmed as one of the major villains in Marvel sequel CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. Great performances in the underrated duo WARRIOR and THE GREY have proved Grillo as an actor on the rise despite those disappointments at the box-office. Marvel have over the last few days been screen testing him for bad-ass Crossbones. The character will most likely see him as the miscreant who defrosts the frozen corpse of Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes and sets him on a path to kill former friend Steve Rogers.
We already know Chris Evans will don the patriotic costume once again, alongside the now confirmed Anthony Mackie as Sam ‘Falcon’ Wilson. It’s also expected AVENGERS’ co-stars Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders will feature somewhere in the plot. LOST’s Josh Holloway and THE THING’s Mary Elizabeth Winstead are also in talks to join the cast.
Shooting on the superhero sequel is set to commence next spring for a release slated for 4th April 2014. Grillo meanwhile, is set to reunite with his THE GREY director Joe Carnahan on the remake of 1970s controversial thriller DEATH WISH, which is also rumoured to feature Liam Neeson. He’ll next be seen in anticipated efforts END OF WATCH, GANGSTER SQUAD and Kathryn Bigelow’s ZERO DARK THIRTY.