Grillo Beefs Up For Next “Captain America”

Actor Frank Grillo has spoken a bit more about reprising his “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” role of Brock Rumlow in the upcoming third film in that series.

Earlier this month that actor confirmed he has a multi-picture deal with Marvel Studios, and since then rumors have sprung up that his character will not only become the villain Crossbones in “Captain America: Civil War,” but could also turn out to be the main villain in the standalone “Black Panther” film.

Speaking with EW, he confirmed he recently received a call from Marvel about their plans for the next film:

“[The Winter Soldier] was only a taste of what’s to come with the next film, and I couldn’t be more humbled and excited. They just kind of called and said, ‘What kind of shape are you in? We’re going to need a body scan.’ They scan your body so that whatever you wear fits you like a glove.”

Indeed, he says he’s already making plans to beef up for the role ahead of filming which begins in a few months, mostly because his character is such a brutal bad guy:

“He’s a badass. He is just vicious. I like the idea that it’s no holds barred. I was 15 pounds bigger when I did Cap 2, and I’ll put another 15 pounds on to do Cap 3. I love the physicality. It changes the way you look; it changes the way you feel. We all know what Crossbones represents in his world, so when they called me and said we gotta do the body scan, I was like ‘Okay!'”