Avengers 4 is going to be jam-packed with characters. Dead or alive, any MCU character could potentially be back to reprise their role in the film. We have confirmation of the snap survivors and the snap victims to be back in the film, but apart from those, we don’t know who else could show up and give us the Red Skull moment. In the latest news updates, we got to know that Crossbones, played Frank Grillo is going to return in Avengers 4 but is it true?
Recently on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, actor Frank Grillo who has appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War as Brock Rumlow/ Crossbones confirmed the fact that he will be coming back for Avengers 4 as well.
He obviously died bombing himself, so there is no question of a resurrection here. So, it will have to be through a time travel flashback sequence set in the past and Grillo has confirmed it. He said:
“He [Crossbones] makes an appearance in the next Avengers movie. But it’s a flashback.
Yeah and I’m allowed to say whatever I want because I’m never doing another Marvel movie. Because I’m 117 years old.”
While we have been trying to decipher what significance could his return make in the overall story, Grillo has now come out and posted something which is very confusing, to say the least! In his recent post on Instagram, he uploaded an image that reads,
“Actor Frank Grillo confirms that his character, Crossbones, will make an appearance in a flashback in Avengers 4,” along with a caption “#fakenews. In the course of a day I get asked 1000 questions about a character I played for 8 minutes. I’ve confirmed nothing. But sometimes I have fun w people who ask. #moveon.”
This here could mean 2 things. The first is that he lied about returning in Avengers 4 and was just playing with the fans and the second most likely thing is that this denial is just him trying to cover up the big goof up that he made by revealing a spoiler from the film. Marvel would never let him say “whatever he wants” if it reveals some deep insights about the film.
With this caption, it does seem that he was just playing with the fans but it could mean the second option as well. Marvel would obviously not let any actor willingly reveal spoilers about a film that hasn’t even started its marketing campaign yet.
They will take some action against it behind the scenes. So we don’t yet know what to believe. There were rumors of Crossbones’ return earlier this year as well and they have resurfaced again. So, my gut says that this caption is indeed a lie, and Crossbones will in fact return.
But then putting this caption out there renders it completely senseless and foolish of Grillo because if Crossbones is in the film, then what is the point of denying it!
So, let’s see what happens. We know for a fact that other characters who died previously will also return. Recent reports have confirmed that Tilda Swinton, who played One Punch Man, Umm I beg your pardon, who played the Ancient One in Doctor Strange was also brought on set for a day’s shoot.
So, she will be there in the film even if it is for seconds. Aaron Taylor Johnson’s Quicksilver is also surrounded by similar rumors. All things considered, we cannot rule out the possibility of Crossbones having a scene or two in Avengers 4.
We’ll know for sure on May 3, 2019. Here’s the official Synopsis:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is, and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”
Avengers 4 is going to be a very special outing and here’s what Kevin Feige had to say about the film:
“I will say, the entire intention of Infinity War and the next Avengers film next year was to have an ending – to bring a conclusion to 10 plus years, 22 movie narrative in a way that hadn’t been done before in this particular type of film. It’s been done before in films where there are a finite number of books, and they finish telling the story for the books, so they come to an ending. Characters like Spider-Man or Batman or James Bond or Iron Man, who have been around for so long and are always refreshed in comic books or novels or movies, you don’t necessarily get that kind of an endpoint – and we wanted to do that, which is what these next two Avengers films are.”