Crossbones Cast in Cap 2 (Mania.com)
By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Source: Yahoo News
We have our first official new villain for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it is Crossbones. Crossbones will be played Frank Grillo who is better known for roles in The Grey and Warrior.
Yahoo News is reporting “The actor will play Crossbones, the leader of New York City's Savage Crims gang, who then joins forces with the Red Skull”.
Grilo will join Cris Evans Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders (officially cast as well), Scarlett Johansson, and Anthony Mackie in the Captain America sequel scheduled for April 4, 2014.
Who is Crossbones then?
Here is the official Marvel bio on this character:
“Young Brock Rumlow led the Savage Crims gang on New York's lower east side. After he brutalized fifteen year old Rachel Leighton, two of her brothers assaulted Brock; the eldest brother was killed. Rumlow fled, entering the Taskmaster's school for criminals, and within three years became an instructor there under the name Bingo Brock. As a mercenary, he enlisted with the communistRed Skull (Albert Malik) in Algeria, serving him as "Frag" until he was sent to invade Arnim Zola's Switzerland chateau. Ultimately the only team member to survive the assault, Rumlow there met and impressed the NaziRed Skull (Johann Shmidt); this Skull accepted Brock’s services, code-naming him ‘Crossbones’.” Red the full bio here on Marvel.com.
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