Fans will see a return of Frank Grillo in Phase 4 of the MCU. Frank Grillo, who has played the role of Brock Rumlow aka Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will be coming back for the What If…? series.
The series has some very familiar faces including, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. What If…? is created by A.C. Bradley and is expected to premiere on Disney+ in mid-2021.
Who is Frank Grillo’s character Crossbones?
Frank Grillo first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, where he was a double agent for Hydra. Later on, he was also seen in Captain America: Civil War, and finally, his character was seen dying in the Avengers: Endgame when Captain did the time-traveling sequence. But it seems that Frank Grillo’s Crossbones character is yet to find its path and create a name in the MCU.
Frank Grillo says “If the President calls and says, ‘I want you to come to the White House,’ you don’t ask why”
As reported by Collider, Frank Grillo didn’t reveal much about his role in What If…? but he confirmed that he was part of the series. Talking about the casting he said, “If the President calls and says, ‘I want you to come to the White House,’ you don’t ask why you just kind of get on a plane and go to the White House. CAA called, my agents called and said, ‘They’re doing this thing, What If…?, and they have four or five episodes planned out, you can do it all in one [day].’ I’m like, ‘Whatever, I don’t care what the money [is], it doesn’t matter, yes I’m going to do it. Absolutely. All-day, every day.'”
Frank Grillo also shared that he has recorded episodes of the series earlier than the pandemic and his son Rio was much excited about the Marvel role.
He said he recorded “four or five episodes… in one day or two days, and now I think I have to go in February to record a few more… I recorded that probably almost a year ago, and I’m sure with COVID and everything, everything was put on hold, but now it’s come back around.”
Adding, “I literally don’t know anything more about it. I don’t even remember what I was doing, I don’t even remember what I said in the shows, but I think it’s gonna be cool. My little guy, my son Rio — he’s not so little, he’s 13 — he’s a crazy Marvel fan, he can’t wait to see it. He can’t wait.”
What is Frank Grillo’s role in What If…?
Frank Grillo’s character role has not been defined yet. Seeing his history as a masked Captain America villain, we can say that he sure would play a major role in this alternate universe with Peggy as Captain America. The storyline would cover Crossbone’s history and his involvement with Hydra..
Grillo also talked about his role and added, “You’re just kind of interpreting it yourself and reading off the page, and trying to stay into the character of Crossbones. They set up this scenario and we just kind of play around until we get it. And then they show a little bit sometimes, but you know Marvel, they don’t wanna show you too much. Especially me, I’m a big mouth, I’ve been scolded many times.”