Frank Grillo has revealed that he will be making one more appearance as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones in the fourth Avengers movie, despite what happened to the character in Captain America: Civil War. In an interview with the UFC Unfiltered podcast (via The Hollywood Reporter), the actor revealed it will be through Avengers flashbacks.
“He makes an appearance in the next Avengers movie,” Grillo said about Crossbones. “But it’s a flashback… I’m allowed to say whatever I want because I’m never doing another Marvel movie.”
Fans have previously seen set photos of Chris Evans in his Captain America costume from 2012’s The Avengers, but most thought this meant a time-travel plotline and not flashbacks. We’ll have to wait and see if Grillo is really talking about Avengers flashbacks or if there’s more to it. It would make sense for the Avengers to want to go back to Crossbones’ final scene, however, as that led to the creation of the Sokovia Accords.
The Russo brothers recently gave an update about the next Avengers movie. “We’ve worked on the edit all summer and we’re excited to finally get these missing pieces in the film and then we expect to be in post through the fall and winter. We hope to be done by March,” co-director Anthony Russo said.
He added: “It was so gratifying that in a movie with this scope and scale and that wide of an audience, that we were able to end with a gut punch and yet the audience stayed with us and found value and kept coming back. It’s a rare thing to find in commercial filmmaking and we know it had a lot to do with the the capital that’s been built up around these characters for the last ten years of Marvel filmmaking. The audience is so invested in these characters that they’re willing to stick with them even through the hard stuff. It has been out great pleasure as storytellers to take them through that hard stuff and have it be a cathartic and even entertaining experience at times.”