Marvel fans might have been pretty shocked when they heard that Chris Evan's contract as the Marvel Cinematic Universe was coming to an end after Avengers 4, however, Frank Grillo, the man behind the Hydra agent Brock Rumlow, doesn't seem all that surprised.
Speaking in a recent interview with Larry King (via ComicBook.com), Grillo was asked whether he was surprised by Evans' upcoming retirement from the MCU.
"No, no." Grillo explained. "That ran its course, and those guys are all getting a bit old. I love him. He's a great guy. He's a Boston kid. He's a lovely, lovely man."
For those who haven't seen Crossbones in action yet, Grillo played the role in two Captain America movies – The Winter Soldier and Civil War. While Crossbones was always a formidable HYDRA agent, his narrative arc had to come to an end.
Now, the same thing is happening to Steve Rogers.
Sure, fans might still get to see Evans put on his suit and pick up his shield in Avengers 4, however the actor has told the public over the past few months that the film would probably be his last in the MCU. The actor's contract with Marvel is coming to an end, and many expect the studio to write the character off by having him sacrifice his life to bring back the dusty half of the universe that Thanos obliterated in Avengers: Infinity War.
Right now there's no knowing what Marvel has planned for Steve, but we're really hoping that the studio sends off Cap with a bang in Avengers 4.
Avengers 4 is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.