Over the last few days Captain America: Civil War seems to have become the talk of the down. Well… at least more so than usual considering most of us have found ourselves chomping at the bit ever since the movie was announced over a year ago. While fans have been discussing the sheer surplus of heroes in the film, they seem to have forgotten that supervillains will also play a major role as well – particularly Crossbones (Frank Grillo). Now it seems director Joe Russo may have teased a powerful Cap/Crossbones moment that could occur during the events of Civil War.
During a recent panel at Wizard World New Orleans, CB reports that Russo chimed in after Grillo admitted that he wanted to see his character kill the Star-Spangled Avenger:
We may or may not have filmed that scene, though.
What they are referring to is the iconic Civil War moment in which Crossbones shoots Steve Rogers after the hero surrenders himself over to the pro superhero registration faction. We know that most comic book purists will point out that Crossbones technically didn’t deliver the finishing blow that killed Captain America in the comics, but he still generally receives much of the credit for taking the hero down. Here it seems that Russo is toying with fan expectations – letting us know that the team behind the movie is fully aware of the original mythology, and may be adhering closer to it than we thought.
Sifting through all of the information we have, it’s difficult to tell if the Russos truly plan to kill Cap during Civil War. They have admitted that the movie will mark a major shift for the character, and irreparably change the nature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it’s possible they could kill him and hand the shield over the Bucky Barnes. On the other hand, no self-respecting filmmaker would ever blatantly spoil his own movie during a Q&A session, so his remarks seem like something of a red herring. Of course, another theory altogether could be that the iconic comic book moment will most certainly occur in Civil War, but rather than Cap finding himself in the crosshairs, it could be another major player in the MCU – maybe even the invincible Iron Man.
Check out the video below to see the brief exchange between Russo and Grillo and let us know if there’s something we missed:
As always, we simply won’t know the truth about this until Captain America: Civil War hits theaters. The movie will hit theaters on May 6, 2016, but you already knew that didn’t you?