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Frank Grillo teases his Captain America: The Winter Soldier character and working for Marvel

Nov. 26, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Actor Frank Grillo has been slowly making a name for himself, particularly with 2011's WARRIOR and THE GREY and is next primed to become a household name with CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, where he'll play Brock Rumlow, who most comic enthusiasts know is the alias for the villain known as Crossbones. Although Grillo has yet to even say the name "Crossbones" in any press (that I've seen, anyway), the actor alludes that there is much more to ol' Rumlow, including a potential presence in future films as WINTER SOLDIER is an "origin" film for certain characters. Speaking to Crave Online, Grillo also talks about working for Marvel and what a tremendous opportunity it is. Read on:

On making the "leap" into a Marvel film:

"For any actor, it’s huge and you really get an understanding of that when you see guys like [Robert] Redford show up to do a role. What’s happening now is I think since all the Marvel movies had such a wide range of viewers globally that you’d be crazy not to want to be involved on some level with the Marvel people. They do it like nobody else. For me it’s a great opportunity because it’s an international film. It just raises your exposure that much more."

On his presence in the film:

"...It’s an origin film. You meet people who are going to be around for a while, so they introduce the characters. It’s almost like it’s a series. It’s fun. I can’t say very much about it because Marvel’s very strict about what you’re allowed to say. The movie, we’ve seen bits of it, and it is spectacular."

On whether Marvel has big plans for Brock Rumlow in the future:

"They do actually. We’ll see what happens. We’ll see if the fans respond to Brock and how it goes."

Crossbones is a great character in the comics and makes for a great, vicious villain for Captain America (and The Winter Soldier). How much of that will translate into the film is unknown, although if the "elevator battle" is any indication, which was shown at SDCC and in the IMAX screenings of THOR: THE DARK WORLD, the rivalry looks to be in place and Grillo feels like an absolutely perfect fit for the character. My anticipation level for this is at its peak.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER hits theaters on April 04, 2014.

Source: Crave Online

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1:32AM on 11/27/2013
We'll see. Marvel has been debuting "potentially returning" side villains since Incredible Hulk, but I have yet to see any of them actually return.
We'll see. Marvel has been debuting "potentially returning" side villains since Incredible Hulk, but I have yet to see any of them actually return.
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1:09PM on 11/26/2013

If you don't like costumes, don't take a job of a costumed character

Ever since reading Grillo's comments about wearing costumes, I could care less for the little punk. Marvel should recast with a) A bigger guy playing the role, and b) have the guy not do press proclaiming costumes are silly. Screw this guy, there are plenty of actors out there who would love to get a role in a Marvel movie and become famous playing a masked character. it's sad so many people apparently have already forgot his words.
Ever since reading Grillo's comments about wearing costumes, I could care less for the little punk. Marvel should recast with a) A bigger guy playing the role, and b) have the guy not do press proclaiming costumes are silly. Screw this guy, there are plenty of actors out there who would love to get a role in a Marvel movie and become famous playing a masked character. it's sad so many people apparently have already forgot his words.
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1:50PM on 11/26/2013
It always irritated me when people talk down subject matter and then downplay that they insulted the people going to see these films. Grillo is one of these guys to me, excuse me if I don't care to see him in a role he obviously doesn't want to play.
It always irritated me when people talk down subject matter and then downplay that they insulted the people going to see these films. Grillo is one of these guys to me, excuse me if I don't care to see him in a role he obviously doesn't want to play.
12:13PM on 11/26/2013

What other characters will Marvel be introducing?

I'm glad to hear Marvel has be plans for Crossbones, but I'm interested to see if Red Skull will eventually make his return.
I'm glad to hear Marvel has be plans for Crossbones, but I'm interested to see if Red Skull will eventually make his return.
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4:47PM on 11/26/2013
That would be awesome to see Hugo Weaving return.
That would be awesome to see Hugo Weaving return.
11:55AM on 11/26/2013
He's going to own the role. He was great in Warrior, The Grey, and End of Watch.
He's going to own the role. He was great in Warrior, The Grey, and End of Watch.
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11:48AM on 11/26/2013
During my second viewing of Thor: TDW, I had the pleasure of seeing the 5 minute Cap sneak peak. It looked fantastic! Grillo makes an excellent Crossbones
During my second viewing of Thor: TDW, I had the pleasure of seeing the 5 minute Cap sneak peak. It looked fantastic! Grillo makes an excellent Crossbones
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