Frank Grillo’s Brock Rumlow proved to be tough son of a bitch in Captain America: The Winter Soldier by surviving a building collapse. Now he’s coming back as “Crossbones” in Captain America: Civil War, and while Grillo, who was at the TCAs this weekend promoting his upcoming show Kingdom, couldn’t tell us how big a role the bad guy will play, he did have some comments on getting to reprise the character and put on a proper comic book movie suit (which you can see here).
When it came to wearing the costume, Grillo says he “felt like a little boy,” and that excitement translated to the filming:
It’s just what you would imagine it to be. That’s what we are. Me and [Chris] Evans were doing this scene for days, where we were supposed to be in a certain part of the world and they recreated that world. There were hundreds of extras, and there we were in the center of it. [Robert] Downey wanted to come down and watch us do the scene. So, at one point, I turn around and Downey is there and [Jeremy] Renner was there and Paul Rudd had just come down, and they were all watching us do our thing. I was like, “Wow, this is special! This is really cool!”
There were seven different fittings. I was doing another movie, and they flew out. It was top secret. They came in with briefcases and I was like, “Really?! For a helmet?!” And then, when I went in my trailer and saw it and put it on, it changed my whole DNA. It’s amazing!
While Crossbones promises to look cool and Grillo had a blast reprising the character, he cautions that we’re not going to be going deep into Rumlow’s personality or anything like that:
This movie is such a big movie with a lot of people in it, so you don’t get as much of the time that you’d like to have. But, it’s all good. We’ll see what happens.
Captain America: Civil War opens May 6, 2016.