Crossbones has been a regular in the Captain America comic gallery since the late 1980s, and after his introduction to the Marvel film universe in 2014. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the villain finally put on his disguise masked two years later in Captain America: Civil War. We did not have much time to appreciate MCU's Crossbones in all its glory, as it had a messy end early on Civil war, but Frank Grillo has confirmed that he will repeat the character in Avengers 4 next year, though not because Brock Rumlow has risen. As Grillo said:
He makes an appearance in the next. Avengers Movie, but it's in a flashback.
Frank Grillo revealed this during his recent appearance on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, adding that he agrees to spoil that information because he will never do another Marvel movie again, and then jokes that it is because he is "117 years old". I can not imagine that people at Marvel Studios are pleased that Grillo has thrown this spoiler, but for fans, this is certainly good news.
If you have been following regularly with Avengers 4The development, then the repetition of Frank Grillo of Crossbones is not entirely a surprise. In September of last year, Grillo gave us our first indication that something special was being planned for the character with the following statement:
It is also great to be part of Marvel, and I have three Marvel fans, and I was surprised not long ago because there is news that nobody knows yet, what to do with my character, which will be very interesting. and I'm excited about that.
Naturally, an actor who said something like that was going to make MCU fans speculate, but a month later, Grillo reversed his previous statement and tried to moderate expectations. He said:
Look, Marvel is amazing. I have a long-term contract with them and it's a superhero movie, you never know. I have no idea. I said that once before about two weeks ago and people jumped on that and I thought I said that Crossbones is back. No. That's ridiculous. But we'll see what happens. I'm not waiting for the phone to ring.
If things had ended there and this last statement was our most recent update, then maybe Frank Grillo announcing that the return of Crossbones would be much more surprising. But last November, someone claimed to have seen Grillo in the Avengers 4 set. Obviously, something like that is far from official, but nevertheless, it seemed more likely that Crossbones made another MCU appearance, and almost a year later, it has been confirmed that this is the case, although that did not stop the actor Trolling fans over this last summer.
Brock Rumlow was introduced in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as commander of STRIKE's elite anti-terrorist unit, S.H.I.E.L.D. Since Captain America became one of the main operatives of S.H.I.E.L.D. after the events of The AvengersAt first it seemed that Rumlow would be a welcome ally for the patriotic hero. Oh, how wrong that assumption was.
We soon learned that Brock Rumlow and the entire STRIKE team, like many people within S.H.I.E.L.D., were actually HYDRA agents, and spent most of Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trying to capture or kill Steve Rogers and his allies. During the film's climate showdown, Rumlow fought with Sam Wilson, a.k.a. Falcon, but the fight ended abruptly when a helicopter crashed into the building they were in. Sam escaped, but Rumlow was crushed by the bricks and horribly burned.
Miraculously, Brock Rumlow not only survived these terrible injuries, he was also not paralyzed or brain dead. Instead, he was now almost completely immune to the pain and was forced to take revenge on Captain America for what happened to him. This started the Crossbones chapter of his life, where he left HYDRA and began to carry out his own plan.
Cut to Captain America: Civil WarCrossbones and his team of mercenaries stole a biological agent from the Institute of Infectious Diseases in Lagos, Nigeria, to take out the Avengers. They were successful, and culminated with Crossbones and Steve Rogers shooting down fights. Steve defeated Crossbones, but the villain activated the bomb in his vest. The Scarlet Witch tried to contain the explosion in the air, but ended up killing several Wakandans in a nearby building, which later played a role in the Sokovia Accords that were passed.
Given the infrequency of permanent death in the comics, you can not blame anyone for thinking that the Crossbones would somehow come back to life during Avengers 4. Unfortunately, with the surviving Avengers having to deal with Thanos and possibly with an even greater threat, I do not blame the filmmakers for not having rescued him six feet deep.
Instead, it looks like the crossbones we see in Avengers 4 it will be from when we saw it in Captain America: Civil War. Just before the end of 2017, we saw a picture behind the scene of Scarlett Johansson with the same clothes and the same hairstyle that she had at the beginning of Civil war. Add another set of photos from filtered photos, such as Chris Evans wearing his AvengersIn Captain America's uniform, it is clear that we are looking back to the important moments in the history of MCU.
Although there have been many speculations and theories about time travel being an important element in Avengers 4, officially speaking that has not yet been confirmed. The Russians have indicated that Tony Stark's BARF technology will also be put into play in the film, so maybe some or all of these past looks are holographic images. Whatever happens here, Crossbones fans can at least wait for a final appearance of the character.
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