Marvel Actor Frank Grillo Says The Next Captain America Could Be Black Or Female

Chris Evans appeared to announce earlier this month that he would no longer be playing Captain America, and now actor Frank Grillo has dropped some major hints about who could be filling his shoes.

Grillo, who played Crossbones in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War”, explained on “Larry King Now” that it could be an African-American or a female actor to take on the role next.

He said when asked by King if he was surprised by Evans’ announcement, “No, that ran its course and those guys are all getting a bit old.”

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Grillo then added that “there have been rumours that Captain America could be African-American. It could be a woman. You know? So they’re looking.”

From the movie Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) Ph: Jay Maidment ©Marvel 2015
From the movie Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) Ph: Jay Maidment ©Marvel 2015

Grillo’s comments come after Evans posted:

Despite the tweet though, the actor has since insisted he’s not confirming nor denying anything, after fans accused him of revealing a huge spoiler about the upcoming “Avengers 4” movie.

“I should clarify that I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in some way a spoiler,” Evans said during an appearance at ACE Comic Con in Chicago, as reported by ComicBook.com.

“I should clarify that regardless of how ‘Avengers 4’ ends, I would have tweeted the exact same thing. That last day of filming was a very emotional day and it was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry.”

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