‘Creature Commandos’: Frank Grillo Will Be In DC Universe For ‘A While’ After Marvel ‘Blew It’ With Crossbones

A second chance at glory?

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It seems Creature Commandos star Frank Grillo has found his home in the DC Universe. The actor also took aim at Marvel for its treatment of Crossbones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Frank Grillo officially joined the cast of Creature Commandos as Rick Flagg Sr. in 2023. While details about his character have been sparse, a recent interview with the actor suggests he’s in the DC Universe for the long haul. He also took a quick jab at Marvel, claiming the company “blew it” when he was playing Crossbones in the MCU.

“I love James Gunn and Peter Safran and what they’re doing at DC and for the DCU, and these characters are living in all their movies,” Frank Grillo told MovieFone. “I’m going to be around for a while, and I wish I could tell you what I have coming up with them, but I can’t. But it’s exciting. I was just with the Russo Brothers, Kevin Feige and Lou D’Esposito and it’s kind of like, ‘I miss those guys, but you blew it.’ Now we’re going over here.”

Frank Grillo isn’t the only person who thinks Crossbones was wasted in the MCU, with many fans critiquing Marvel for casting such a prolific action star for such a minor role in the Captain America trilogy. Luckily, it seems James Gunn and Peter Safran are learning from Marvel’s mistake with his DC Universe. Grillo’s Rick Flagg Sr. will be one of the first major characters in this new universe when he debuts in Creature Commandos. Hopefully, he sticks around more than his son in The Suicide Squad!

Get Ready For A Weird War!

Creature Commandos is an upcoming animated series set to debut in Fall 2024 for James Gunn and Peter Safran’s brand-new DC Universe. The show is set to feature the return of Sean Gunn’s Weasel from The Suicide Squad as Amanda Waller seeks to build a militia of monsters and outcasts. All 7 episodes for the show’s first season were written by Gunn.

Joining Sean Gunn’s Weasel in Creature Commandos is Frank Grillo as Rick Flagg Sr., the father of Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flagg, as well as Maria Bakalova as Princess Ilana Rostovic, Indira Varma as The Bride, Zoe Chao as Nina Mazursky, Alan Tudyk as Dr. Phosphorus, and David Harbour as Eric Frankenstein. Sean Gunn will also be taking on the role of G.I. Robot in the series and will be joined by fellow The Suicide Squad alum Steve Agee, who is set to return as John Economos.

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!