Frank Grillo Confirmed for Captain America: The Winter Solider

Although the tweets have since been deleted, Grillo himself launched the rumors last Monday when he mentioned a visit to Los Angeles and a meeting with Marvel along with the hashtag “#captainamerica.”

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.”

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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