Several details about the upcoming film, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" were confirmed on Tuesday. The film is a sequel to 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger."
First, Variety has confirmed that Frank Grillo, who appeared earlier this year in "The Grey," will play Crossbones, AKA Brock Rumlow, in the film. Crossbones is villain in the Marvel Comics universe, though without any super-powers. He is more like DC's Batman in that respect, being a master in hand-to-hand combat and an expert marksman and pilot.
Grillo himself launched rumors last Monday when he mentioned a visit to Los Angeles and a meeting with Marvel along with the hashtag "#captainamerica" on Twitter. The posts were later deleted.
Hot on the heels of that report comes confirmation that some characters - and their actors and actresses - you might recognize will join the film. Reprising their roles from earlier Marvel Studios films will be Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Scarlett Johansson (The Black Widow) and Cobie Smulders (S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Maria Hill).
As was long rumored, Sebastian Stan will return as Bucky Barnes (or the Winter Soldier). It's believed the film will follow "The Winter Soldier" storyline from the comics, which resurrected Bucky Barnes.
Finally, the alias for the film has been revealed. Principal photography on "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" begins in March of 2013, and the production title for the film, used when on location, is "Freezerburn." Those in Cleveland, Ohio next spring should be on the look for any references to "Freezerburn."
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" will star Chris Evans, reprising his role as Steve Rogers / Captain America, and franchise newcomer Anthony Mackie in the role of the Falcon. The film will debut in theaters on April 4, 2014.