Captain America: Civil War seemed to have killed off Crossbones, but Marvel fans know nothing is ever confirmed unless there’s a body (and even that’s suspect). During a recent chat with Forbes, Frank Grillo dropped a hint about his character’s future in the MCU. And, if the actor is right, then the MCU isn’t done with Crossbones just yet.
The actor was interviewed about his horror stint with The Purge, but Grillo couldn’t stop from bringing up his Marvel gig. “I’m also a small part of the Marvel world, but to be a part of something like this, if anyone tells you that’s not a big deal, they’re lying. It’s great to be part of Marvel too,” the actor said.
“I have three boys who are fanatical about Marvel, and I was surprised not too long ago because there is some news that nobody knows yet, to do with my character, that’s going to be really interesting and I’m excited about that.”
Fans who’ve kept tabs on Grillo as of late will notice his comment differs from one he gave back in January. The actor told Collider he thought he was bone with The Purge as well as Marvel.
“I think I’m done,” Grillo explained. “Same thing with Captain America. There’s nowhere for it to go, unless you’re Captain America or Iron Man. They were talking about it, but I was like, ‘You know what? I’d just rather not do it.’ I’m so appreciative and grateful to have been a part of something that big.”
If the actor has changed his mind, then Grillo learned something important in the last eight months. Crossbones was presumed dead after the baddie apparently died in an explosion contained by the Scarlett Witch. Grillo’s character was willing to suicide bomb himself to take down Captain America in battle, but the Avengers stopped the Hydra loyalist from killing Steve Rogers. Crossbones’ fate was left up to the imagination of fans, but it could be that Marvel is biding time to bring the villain back. However, if the villain is treated anything like the Red Skull, it could be a long time before the MCU brings Crossbones back up.