PEACEMAKER Season 2 Star Frank Grillo Looks Insanely Ripped As He Prepares To Play DCU's Rick Flag Sr.

PEACEMAKER Season 2 Star Frank Grillo Looks Insanely Ripped As He Prepares To Play DCU's Rick Flag Sr.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Frank Grillo will be the first DCU actor to make the jump from animation to live-action, and a new photo reveals his ripped physique ready for Peacemaker season 2.

By JoshWilding - Jun 12, 2024 12:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Peacemaker

After being cast as Rick Flag Sr. in DC Studios' animated Creature Commandos, we recently learned that Frank Grillo will make the leap to live-action when he reprises the role in Peacemaker season 2. 

The actor turned 59 earlier this month, but make no mistake about it, he'll be more than a match for John Cena's Christopher Smith.

As you'll see in the screenshot below, Grillo is "getting dialled in" for his DCU role with a training regime that's made him look an absolute beast. He's no stranger to action roles, of course, and we'd imagine he'll see plenty of that when Flag Sr. comes gunning for revenge following his son's murder at Peacemaker's hands.

"Pleased to announce the great [Frank Grillo] will be reprising the role of Rick Flag, Sr - the role he’ll first play in animated form in 'Creature Commando's - throughout Season 2 of 'Peacemaker,'" DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn recently said on Instagram. "Christopher Smith and Rick Sr have a little unfinished business to take care of..."

Grillo was sorely underutilised in the MCU, something he's talked openly about on several occasions. After first playing Brock Rumlow with a memorable supporting turn in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he returned as Crossbones in Captain America: Civil War...and immediately died. 

The actor got a cameo in Avengers: Endgame and has lent his voice to What If...?, but it's looking like he'll have much more to do in the DCU.

"I recorded with [David] Harbour, and I may have recorded with Maria [Bakalova]. But it’s great," Grillo previously said of joining the franchise and Creature Commandos"I love James Gunn and Peter Safran and what they’re doing at DC and for the DCU, and these characters are living in all their movies."

"I’m going to be around for a while, and I wish I could tell you what I have coming up with them, but I can’t," he added, likely hinting at the Peacemaker news before it was made official by Gunn last month. 

"[In] a world filled with great talent, actors, and famous movie stars, I mean what James Gunn and Peter Safran has entrusted in me with this character," Grillo concluded, "and with the future of what they’re doing in that company, I’m humbled."

Peacemaker season 2 doesn't currently have a confirmed premiere date on Max. However, with shooting underway, we'd imagine the plan is for it to be released either before or shortly after Superman arrives in theaters next July.

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DarthAlgar - 6/12/2024, 12:42 PM
He's 15 years older than Joel Kinnaman. I think they can make it work.
soberchimera - 6/12/2024, 1:02 PM
@DarthAlgar - Sean Connery was only 12 years older than Harrison Ford in Last Crusade and they made it work. Also, Rick Flag Jr. is dead so they won’t be acting side-by-side like Connery & Ford were.
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DarthAlgar - 6/12/2024, 1:23 PM
@soberchimera - True.
tylerzero - 6/12/2024, 12:47 PM
Frank Grillo is my man-crush.

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DarthAlgar - 6/12/2024, 1:00 PM
@tylerzero - It's ok.

I did that once a long time ago with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Real admiration for the guy.
Evansly - 6/12/2024, 2:22 PM
@DarthAlgar - There is a lot to like about JGL. Seems like a great guy and does a lot of impactful things outside of acting.

I recommend checking out his Hot Ones if you haven't seen it. It is mid pandemic so its remote, but it is a great interview
ModHaterSLADE - 6/12/2024, 12:49 PM
Damn this dude as Punisher would've been a great choice.
PatientXero - 6/12/2024, 1:00 PM
@ModHaterSLADE - I couldn’t agree more. The closest I think we’ll get was him in The Purge 2, which was actually pretty good.
Ikusa - 6/12/2024, 1:04 PM
@PatientXero - Given today's political climate Ifeel like those movies would traumatize me and I have a pretty high treshhold.

Are they worth the watch?
PatientXero - 6/12/2024, 1:07 PM
@Ikusa - I only watched the first two fully and part of the third. The first one is a home invasion movie, and the second one is Frank helping people make it from point A to point B on purge night. I really enjoyed it.
Shivermetimbers - 6/12/2024, 2:17 PM
@ModHaterSLADE - Came here to say the same thing. He literally IS Frank Castle. Too bad he was picked for Crossbones instead and he is aging out.
thedrudo - 6/12/2024, 2:38 PM
@PatientXero - Heck yeah. That one really feels like a Punisher movie
PatientXero - 6/12/2024, 2:58 PM
@thedrudo - I love Burnthal as Frank, I really do. But I want an interdemensional tv to see Grillo as Castle. Also to see what it would have looked like with Sting as the third man of the NWO.
MotherGooseUPus - 6/12/2024, 12:51 PM
Does NOT look 59 AT all... damn, good for him. Whatever movie i see him in, i always think bad guy and idk why lol
TheVisionary25 - 6/12/2024, 1:02 PM
“Daddy” Flag indeed..;).

Kidding aside , Kinnaman and Grillo are only 15 years apart so it’s gonna be weird to have the former as his dad though it’s nothing new in Hollywood since Connery & Ford were 12 years apart in The Last Crusade..

I’m sure they’ll age him up a bit via makeup for the role so he can look like the character as he is in Creature Commandos to an extent.

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Anyway , Grillo’s gonna be great in the role regardless so looking forward to him & S2 of the show aswell since I thought the first one was solid!!.
HulkisHoly - 6/12/2024, 2:01 PM
He’s on the juice to have that body at 59!
Shivermetimbers - 6/12/2024, 2:18 PM
@HulkisHoly - Right? I would kill to be that ripped at 20 years younger than him.
HulkisHoly - 6/12/2024, 3:06 PM
@Shivermetimbers -

TheLobster - 6/12/2024, 2:24 PM
He’s absolutely killing it for 59 - good on him!

I’m glad they’re also addressing Peacemaker killing Rick Flag again. It seemed to be a little swept under the rug after the first episode.
Izaizaiza - 6/12/2024, 3:15 PM
As an old guy, I see these juiced up nearly seniors and have to admit, I consider it for a split second. It gets harder and harder to hold on to the muscle that you built in the gym in your 20s, 30s and 40s.
S8R8M - 6/12/2024, 4:33 PM
I miss the 90s when actors had a nice fitted shirt/jumper and all was well. The Hugh Jackman came along and starting inspiring people. Are you happy, Hugh?!
I shout this as I cry into my cake!
RitoRevolto - 6/12/2024, 4:52 PM
And they said he was too old for action roles...please.
elgaz - 6/12/2024, 4:53 PM
To be fair, he’s always been in shape. Just look on google images for ‘frank grillo young’, dude was just as chiselled 30 years ago.

Great actor, always enjoy him in anything he’s in. Boss Level was really entertaining.
JayLemle - 6/12/2024, 6:22 PM
I remember years ago, there was a rumor that Grillo was going to be the lead in the American remake of The Raid. I hope that still happens.
sully - 6/13/2024, 1:06 AM
Yum yum TRT yum yum

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