After making a name for himself as Crossbones in Marvel’s Cinamatic universe and Leo Barnes in the Purge, star Frank Grillo has decided that enough is enough for both franchises.
Upon being asked about a forth Purge movie, Grillo had this to say:
“After Anarchy, Universal called me and said, ‘You’ve got a franchise. We’re gonna continue with this, if you wanna do this.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, this is great!’ And so, when Election Year was even more successful, they were like, ‘Let’s keep doing this!’ I was like, ‘Maybe. I think I might be done, but you should keep doing it.
“Same thing with Captain America. There’s nowhere for it to go, unless you’re Captain America or Iron Man. They were talking about it, but I was like, ‘You know what? I’d just rather not do it.’ I’m so appreciative and grateful to have been a part of something that big. I’m appreciative of The Purge. It’s become a part of the lexicon and the zeitgeist knows what it is, so that’s been fun. But, it’s time to move on. Don’t stay at the party too long, or you get knocked through the ropes.”
This is a sad day as Grillo is always a fun addition to any movie he’s in. The Purge movies are fun and inventive destractions that sometimes cut a little too close to the bone of the world we live in today and as for the Marvel movies… do we really need to say more?
Grillo’s Crossbones was a highlight in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and was sold short in Civil War, and given his fate many thought he was dead and gone, although – until now – Grillo has always teased that his character may still return (here) but it seems that something has come along and changed all that.