Frank Grillo Talks Outgrowing Superhero Movies After ‘Captain America’

Crossbones star Frank Grillo opened up about outgrowing the superhero genre after working on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War.

Although Frank Grillo’s Crossbones was killed by Scarlet Witch in Captain America: Civil War, the star explained he wouldn’t be interested in returning to the role in a future film. The star recently opened up about working on The Winter Soldier with Captain America star Chris Evans, noting that working on big-budget action films is exhausting.

When asked by Uproxx if he’d like to pick up The Punisher role from Jon Bernthal when Marvel Studios get the rights back, Grillo explained that he is career goals are much different now after creating WarParty Films with Joe Carnahan. The star went on to say that he’s outgrowing the “Marvel and superhero thing” before mentioning that he’d rather focus on enjoying working on his own ideas.

“That’s not in my trajectory now. It’s not where my life is taking me anymore, and my friend Jonny Bernthal did an amazing job. My life and what I want to do is much different now, and I think I’m outgrowing that whole kind-of Marvel and superhero thing. Joe and I have a really good little company in War Party, and we’re concentrating on action thrillers that are responsibly budgeted, and we’re very busy, knock wood, and we’ll go down the path of creating our own material and content and having a good time.”

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Frank Grillo last appeared as Crossbones in Captain America: Civil War, here is the official synopsis:

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Directed by Anthony Russo & Joe Russo from a script written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl.

Captain America: Civil War is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Source: Uproxx

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