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Frank Grillo Reprising Role as Crossbones in Disney+ What If…? Series

January 12, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Frank Grillo isn’t done with Crossbones quite yet, as he’s set to reprise the MCU role in the Disney+ What If…? animated series. Grillo spoke with Collider and confirmed that he recorded for multiple episodes in the upcoming series, which takes its inspiration from the Marvel comic series and imagines how MCU events would have played out differently in alternate realities.

Grillo told the site, “If the President calls and says, ‘I want you to come to the White House,’ you don’t ask why, you just kind of get on a plane and go to the White House. CAA called, my agents called and said, ‘They’re doing this thing, What If…?, and they have four or five episodes planned out, you can do it all in one [day].’ I’m like, ‘Whatever, I don’t care what the money [is], it doesn’t matter, yes I’m going to do it. Absolutely. All day, every day.'”

He continued, “I recorded that probably almost a year ago, and I’m sure with COVID and everything, everything was put on hold, but now it’s come back around. I literally don’t know anything more about it. I don’t even remember what I was doing, I don’t even remember what I said in the shows, but I think it’s gonna be cool. My little guy, my son Rio — he’s not so little, he’s 13 — he’s a crazy Marvel fan, he can’t wait to see it. He can’t wait. You’re just kind of interpreting it yourself and reading off the page and trying to stay into the character of Crossbones. They set up this scenario and we just kind of play around until we get it. And then they show a little bit sometimes, but you know Marvel, they don’t wanna show you too much. Especially me, I’m a big mouth, I’ve been scolded many times.”

Grillo played the role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, the latter of which saw his demise in the opening sequence. What If…? will feature the voices of several MCU veterans, including the late Chadwick Boseman, reprising their roles and will arrive in late 2021.