When Captain America: The Winter Solider ended, Marvel left Brock Rumlow’s health in the what we could only imagine to be the worst case scenario for the character. During a battle with Falcon in which he could not escape, a building collapsed on top of him and left him needing serious medical attention. After a few years of being nursed back to health, Rumlow made his transformation into Crossbones, which should have given Frank Grillo a bigger role in his next appearance. Instead, when Crossbones shows up minutes into Captain America: Civil War, he suicide bombs himself in an attempt to kill Captain America. Thankfully, Scarlet Witch was there to contain the explosion briefly and flew him high in the air before the bomb exploded and killed Crossbones for good. Or so we thought.
Grillo is more optimistic that he could make a return as the character in the future however. In a recent interview with ABC News, Grillo was asked about Crossbones dying. As far as he is concerned, since we didn’t see the body, he is still out there somehow.
You think he dies, don’t you? Did you see the body? What did you see?
That happened last time. I’m not saying anything except that… you didn’t see a body.
I hope Grillo’s optimism is well placed as I was let down by how small of a role he had in the MCU as a whole. Even though I want to see more Crossbones in some capacity and he is signed on for at least one more film, the chances of this happening are slim to none. We have never gotten any indication from anyone at Marvel that he could still be alive, and right as Civil War was being released, Grillo had a number of tweets criticizing Marvel. I’m sure they did not like that. Unfortunately, Grillo has since deleted his Twitter account so I can not show you the exact ones I am talking about. Let us know if you want to see more of Crossbones in the comments below!
Source: ABC News.