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Captain America: Civil War villain’s here. Will he kill the Cap?

While Crossbones’ movie backstory differs from the comics, the character ultimately serves a pivotal role in the Civil War storyline as he’s the one responsible for the assassination of Captain America.

hollywood Updated: Feb 24, 2016 10:34 IST
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Crossbones is the superhero incarnation of Brock Rumlow, one of the rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives on the take for H.Y.D.R.A. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (Marvel)

The first look at Captain America: Civil War’s new villain Crossbones, played by Frank Grillo, has been unveiled. In the picture, the character wears masks with a big “X” written on his costume, reported Ace Showbiz.

Crossbones is the superhero incarnation of Brock Rumlow, one of the rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives on the take for H.Y.D.R.A. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Rogers versus Stark, Cap versus Iron Man, rebel against enforcer. (Marvel)

He’s the guy who leads the attack on Captain America (Chris Evans) in the elevator. At the end, Brock suffered severe burns in the helicarrier crash which caused the facial cover-up.

This was Crossbones before he got a mug only his mom, or Deadpool, will love...

While Crossbones’ movie backstory differs from the comics, the character ultimately serves a pivotal role in the Civil War storyline as he’s the one responsible for the assassination of Captain America. For those who just landed, Captain America: Civil War finds the Avengers divided, with the Cap and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) leading rival factions of heroes in a dispute over federal regulation of superpowers.

What is Martin Freeman (best known as Bilbo and Dr Watson to fans) doing in the Avengers’ universe? (Marvel)

Another still that was recently released shows Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross and Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter – Steve Rogers’ former neighbour – in action with the German SWAT team backing them up. While we would know more once the film releases, we can reveal that Ross is a part of the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre. They are the guys who will be keeping a tight leash on Cap and the other superheroes.

For more on the film, watch its Big Game trailer:

Captain America: Civil War, also starring Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Tom Holland, is set to release in the US on May 6.

(With inputs from PTI)