We all saw Crossbones get blown up in Captain America: Civil War. It was pretty clear to anyone who was watching that he died, but actor Frank Grillo isn’t so sure. During a recent interview with ABC News, the actor teased fans by questioning whether or not his character actually died and in hiinting at the possible return of Crossbones.
When talking about his character he says, “You think he dies, don’t you? Did you see the body?” Grillo later asked with a big grin on his face, “What did you see?”
He’s right, you know. We didn’t see a body unless it was disintegrated in that powerful explosion, which is a possibility, and it’s not like Marvel (or Disney) is going to show a bloody and grotesque mangled body in one of their films.
When it comes to comic books, there is a long history of characters seemingly being killed off only to return. So I guess you never know what to expect, and it’s not like Brock Rumlow hasn’t had his share of surviving the impossible. In The Winter Solider, he somehow lived through the Triskelion building collapsing on top of him.
Grillo went on to reference Crossbones’ lucky ability to survive saying, “That happened last time. I’m not saying anything except that…you didn’t see a body.”
I’m sure Grillo would love to come back as Crossbones. At this point, it’s up for Marvel to decide his fate, but I personally think they already made their mind up on that when they decided to blow him up. If he did come back, it’s hard to image the mangled mess he’d be.