Frank Grillo Joining Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

Grillo himself tweeted earlier today about a visit to Los Angeles and a meeting with Marvel along with the hashtag “#captainamerica”. The tweets have since been deleted, but the official Twitter feed of The Matthew Aaron Show has repeatedly made the claim that Grillo was auditioning to play Crossbones and, what’s more, that he’s allegedly very close to getting the part.

First introduced in the comics in the late 1980’s, Crossbones is better known today for his major role in Ed Brubaker’s modern arc on “Captain America.” A highly trained mercenary working for the Red Skull, Crossbones played a major role in the assassination of Steve Rogers following Marvel’s “Civil War.”

Although Crossbones’ potential appearance in the 2014 sequel is far from confirmed, Brubaker’s “Captain America” comics, as evidenced by the Winter Soldier title, are certain to serve as a major inspiration for the Stephen McFeely screenplay.

Set to be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will star Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie and is planned to hit theaters on April 4, 2014.

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