Is Crossbones Alive After 'Captain America: Civil War'?

Spoilers -- Frank Grillo teases a possible comeback.

ByABC News
June 30, 2016, 3:38 PM


Frank Grillo, whose Crossbones (Brock Rumlow) character apparently met his end in the opening of "Captain America: Civil War," says looks can be deceiving.

During a chat with ABC News about his new movie "The Purge: Election Year," the conversation shifted to Grillo's Marvel movie fate.

In "Civil War," Grillo's character detonates a suicide belt to try to kill Captain America -- but just as the booby trap detonates, he's trapped mid-fiery explosion and whisked up in the air, held by a protective force field from Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch, who redirects his exploding body away.

"You think he dies, don't you?" Grillo said, smiling, before adding, "Did you see the body?"

"What did you see?" he asked.

Technically, you don't see his body, but the blast, and presumably his corpse, rips through a building, killing innocents.

You'd figure Crossbones was a goner, but this was the same character who survived -- albeit scarred -- in the climax of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" when he was caught in a collapsing building.

"That happened last time," he said coyly, about his apparent end. "I'm not saying anything except that ... you didn't see a body."

Feigning nervousness that he spoiled a secret, Grillo said with a laugh, "Is anybody else listening to this??"

Grillo signed a multiple movie deal when he joined the Marvel cinematic universe, and he says he's up for more if they'll have him back.

"The Purge: Election Year" opens Friday.

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