Frank Grillo played the part of Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. However, in a recent interview with Collider the actor spoke about the fact that he thinks its time for him to end his role as the character with Marvel, with the story of the character already have ended naturally.
Grillo also talked about moving his career to the widely popular Purge horror movie franchise in the interview.
“If DeMonaco was still involved and they came up with a great idea, then I think I would do [another Purge movie]. Otherwise, I think I’m done. Same thing with Captain America. There’s nowhere for it to go, unless you’re Captain America or Iron Man. They were talking about it, but I was like, ‘You know what? I’d just rather not do it.’ I’m so appreciative and grateful to have been a part of something that big. I’m appreciative of The Purge. It’s become a part of the lexicon and the zeitgeist knows what it is, so that’s been fun. But, it’s time to move on. Don’t stay at the party too long, or you get knocked through the ropes.”
The sequel to The Purge film, Purge: Anarchy, made $111 million worldwide with the actor leading in it. Purge: Election Year was also a considerably big success in the box office following its debut July 27, 2016.
“It is what it is, but it’s great. It’s fun. After Anarchy, Universal called me and said, ‘You’ve got a franchise. We’re gonna continue with this, if you wanna do this.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, this is great!’ And so, when Election Year was even more successful, they were like, ‘Let’s keep doing this!’ I was like, ‘Maybe. I think I might be done, but you should keep doing it!’ But, I love it! James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed all of them, reminds me a lot of Kingdom creator/showrunner Byron Balasco, in the sense that he so understands the world he’s created that you just follow him. For an actor, that’s fun.”
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is now on DVD and Blu-Ray, is purchasable for Digital Download, and is now available for streaming on Netflix.
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