Five Things You Didn’t Know about MCU Character Crossbones

Five Things You Didn’t Know about MCU Character Crossbones

Five Things You Didn’t Know about MCU Character Crossbones

Crossbones is the supervillain name of Brock Rumlow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as the comic books that served as its source material. Even though the character committed suicide in Captain America: Civil War, it is interesting to note that he could be reappearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point in the future, though it remains to be seen what that reappearance would consist of as well as how that reappearance would happen.

Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Crossbones:

Saved Captain America’s Life on One Occasion

Rumlow saved Captain America’s life when teaming up with him and Black Widow to recover the Zodiac weapon that had been stolen by a terrorist cell led by a man named Baker. When Baker escaped by leaping off of the Skydeck, Captain America followed him to recover the weapon. Baker chose to live by activating his parachute, while Rumlow managed to save Captain America from a final fall with a grappler arrow.

Survived Getting Crushed By a Crumbling Building

It was the Battle of the Triskelion that started the chain of events that led to Rumlow becoming Crossbones. After all, he was crushed beneath the crumbling building when the Helicarrier smashed into it, resulting in serious injuries. One cannot help but suspect that the manner of his seeming death was chosen for the thin veneer of plausible deniability that it would provide in case the character proved popular enough to warrant further appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Became Resistant to Pain

Due to the Battle of the Triskelion, Rumlow became next-to-immune to pain because of the damage done to his pain receptors, though the conclusion to the fight scene in Captain America: Civil War makes it unclear how immune he might be. Regardless, being immune to pain isn’t a superpower so much as a serious problem in real life because people with the condition are much likelier to hurt themselves than others. In particular, children who are born with the condition are particularly susceptible to such problems, so much so that they need constant minding to prevent them from hurting themselves by accident.

The Character Assassinated Captain America in the Comic Books

At one point in the comic books, Captain America was assassinated by Crossbones and a brainwashed Sharon Carter at the end of their Civil War event. Comic books being comic books, it turned out that Captain America had managed to survive the shooting even though there had been an entire mini-series about how various superheroes reacted to the death of one of the most popular figures in the Marvel setting.

The Actor Has Stated that He’d Rather Not Return in the Past

At one point, Frank Grillo stated that he would rather not reprise his role as Crossbones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To be exact, he stated that he would still be open to reprising the role if there was a great idea for the character, but otherwise, he was appreciative for having been involved with the franchise but thought that it was time for him to move on. In much more recent times, Grillo has hinted about a possible return for Crossbones to the movie screen, which has some rather interesting implications.


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