When Frank Grillo’s character was introduced in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he seemed like a decent dude; working for S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Chris Evans’ Cap to save a bunch of kidnapped hostages. But for longtime Marvel readers, Grillo’s character’s name, Brock Rumlow, was a big red flag. In the comics, Rumlow is the real name of Crossbones, a deranged super-villain and frequent associate of the Red Skull. Sure enough, by the end of Winter Soldier, Grillo’s Rumlow revealed his true allegiance to Hydra (an organization created by none other than Red Skull) and squared off with Anthony Mackie’s Falcon in hand-to-hand combat.
At the end of that fight, Rumlow was (SPOILER ALERT) buried beneath the remains of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Washington D.C. base. But like any good comic-book character who looks dead, Crossbones was not dead. In the very last scenes of Winter Soldier, he was rescued from the rubble, and he will return in Captain America: Civil War.
Everyone assumed that with Grillo back for Civil War, he’d be doing so as a full-fledged Crossbones. And, according to a bunch of photos from the set of Civil War that popped up on the Internet today, everyone was correct.
And there are even more photos from the Civil War set here including both Captain America and Falcon in action:
It certainly gets at the classic version of the Crossbones comic-book costume (seen at the top of this post) with some minor tweaks and updates. Instead of a drawing of a pair of actual bones on the chest, Grillo’s Crossbones has got what looks like an ‘X’ scratched into his body armor. Instead of a skull mask (complete with teeth over the mouth and lips), he’s wearing a helmet with white paint.
It’s a little more realistic, a little less outlandish, but still plenty intimidating; a good look for a bad dude. Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.