Frank Grillo has stated that he has signed on to a role in the DC Universe, moving on from his time in the MCU as Crossbones.
Speaking with ComicBook.com in support of his new film One Day as a Lion, Grillo confirmed what had been speculated for weeks: He has moved over to the DC Universe.
“[Marvel] never told a story [about Crossbones]. The mythology of the MCU and just what Marvel has in its pool of characters, it’s so deep. Crossbones was there for a minute, but he was supposed to be there longer, then they went the direction they did,” Grillo said Grillo. “I think Crossbones serves a purpose, but I think the interesting thing is that if you see how many people around the world have responded to Crossbones, and again, he’s on the screen for a very f–king short amount of time, I think there’s more there. I think there was more meat on the bone. I was disappointed, which is why I went over to DC.”
Grillo has not confirmed what role he is playing, but the speculation is that he is voicing one of the characters in the animated Creature Commandos project. DC Studios co-chair James Gunn confirmed during the launch event of the new universe that they are looking for actors to play the same roles across animation, live-action, and video games. Should the Creature Commandos make the jump to live-action, then Grillo would continue to play whatever role he has been cast in.
Speculation that Grillo had joined the DCU had been happening since he attended the Shazam: Fury of the Gods premiere, and then shared clippings about it on social media. It hasn’t been confirmed he has a role as of yet, but speculation has also been high on Ron Perlman (Hellboy) having joined the DCU since he attended the same premiere.
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