It’s been over a year since we last saw Frank Grillo as Crossbones in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War. The character met an explosive end in the film’s opening scenes and, having only played a minor role as a secondary villain in the MCU, it seemed unlikely we would be hearing any more from him going forward. However, fan speculation about a Crossbones return remains high and Grillo may have thrown some fuel on that fire himself recently.
Last month, Grillo teased Marvel had clued him in on some “news that nobody knows yet, about [Crossbones]“. Naturally, this led many fans to believe Crossbones’ death may not have been as final as first thought. Now, though, it sounds as though the character’s revival may not be on the cards after all.
Speaking recently to Metro US, Grillo clarified his comments about Crossbones and his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“Look, Marvel’s awesome. I have a long-term contract with them and it’s a superhero movie, you never know. I don’t have any idea. I said that once before about two weeks ago and people jumped on that and thought I said Crossbones is back. No. That’s ridiculous. But we’ll see what happens. I’m not waiting for the phone to ring.”
It sounds like we won’t be seeing Crossbones again any time soon, at least as far as Grillo himself is aware. However, this leaves us to wonder what news he was talking about in his previous comments. If a return’s not on the cards, what could Marvel have been telling Grillo about his character?
While there may not be any plans for Crossbones for the time being, his return might not be entirely off the table. The fact Grillo is on a “long-term contract” with Marvel could indicate the studio wants to keep their options open with the character. Maybe, somewhere beyond Infinity War, there is hope for a Crossbones return.
Do you want to see Crossbones return to the MCU? How do you think he could fit into Marvel’s future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Metro US
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