The villain debuted in the Marvel comic books in 1989 as Brock Rumlow, the leader of the Savage Crims gang in New York. He later went on to serve as a henchman of Red Skull under the code name Crossbones. The actor joins Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson, who return as Steve Rogers and Nick Fury, along with Anthony Mackie as Falcon.
Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Production will likely begin after shooting wraps on Marvel Studios' Thor: The Dark World.