Steve Rogers will face his worst nightmare when Bucky Barnes becomes "The Winter Soldier," but that's not the only villain he's going up against.
Variety confirms earlier reports that Frank Grillo has joined the cast of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Grillo, star of "The Grey" and "Warrior," will play Crossbones, the sadistic mercenary often employed by Red Skull in the comic books.
Grillo is just one of many actors currently on board the "Captain America" sequel, including newcomer Anthony Mackie as Sam "The Falcon" Wilson. Returning players include Chris Evans as Rogers, Sebastian Stan as Bucky and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Marvel veterans Scarlett Johansson and Cobie Smulders will also be on hand as Black Widow and Maria Hill, respectively.
The "Captain America" sequel takes its title from the acclaimed "Winter Soldier" comic books penned by Ed Brubaker. In that tale, Cap is shocked to learn that his old pal Bucky is still alive, but has been brain-washed and used as an assassin for the Soviet Union for the past several decades. When Bucky winds up in the hands of a man with a score to settle, Steve will do whatever he has to to save his old friend and bring him back from the brink of destruction.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" on April 4, 2014.
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