A couple of weeks ago Frank Grillo was portraying the villain Crossbones in the sequel of Captain America, now it has been confirmed that the character actor will make an appearance in The Avengers 2.
The host of the Matthew Aaron Show reported that Grillo is confirmed to play Crossbones in three movies of Marvel Studios as well, the first one being Captain America: The Winter Soldier, followed by the Avengers 2 and finally Captain America 3. If this is true, and Crossbones appears in The Avengers sequel it doesn’t mean he’ll be the main villain, who’s rumored to be the Mad Titan Thanos.
In the comics story arc of House of M, Crossbones was a member of the Masters of Evil, which was led by The Hood. The Hood eventually went on to become a big part of Brian Michael Bendis’ Avengers run, and interestingly enough, sought the Infinity Gems, which have been rumored to play a part in the Marvel Studios movies with mention of Thanos. Along with the apparent Roger Wardell Marvel Studios Twitter scooper who also informed that the Masters of Evil would be featured in The Avengers 2.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has a fair number actors reprising their roles in the film, though some are coming from other features. Sebastian Stan will come back after the first as Bucky Barnes, which is what the whole Winter Soldier angle is about, while some of the secondary stars of other films that had larger roles in The Avengers will be here, which makes sense as Captain America works with S.H.I.E.L.D. The recurring cast includes Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill who are all confirmed to be appearing in the new film.
The Marvel movie is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo with an April 4, 2014 release date. The Avengers 2 assembles on May 1, 2015.