Monday , June 14 2021

At Netflix now, Frank Grillo is seeking a fight

NEW YORK (AP) – Most passengers in new places usually do not seek a fight. Frank Grillo is definitely.

Fightworld, the new Netflix docu-series, follows Grillo, an actor and self-described "fighter enthusiast" while he goes around the world to explore the martial styles and cultures behind them.

"I'm embroiled in certain cultural struggles," said Grillo. "And through the eyes of the fighters, we are exploring the culture of that place in a very different way. It's very similar to what Anthony Burden did, but instead of food, it was fighters."

Grillo travels to places such as Mexico, Thailand and Senegal, locations selected based on his knowledge of various combat disciplines in the country, such as Muay Thai, wrestling and boxing. "I know these things well, so I could go there and instantly embed," he said.

Grillo also visited Israel, where citizens are required to join the army after the country is surrounded by hostile nations. He asked the mayor of Jerusalem to define the Israelites in a word. "He said the" fight "because it's in their DNA, it's in their blood."

Grillo has roles in the movie "Zero Dark Thirty," "The End of Watch" and plays Brock Rumlo in "Captain America: Winter Soldier" and "Captain America: A Civil War". He listens to many rumors about the next Captain America, even though the icons can not look like previous versions of a superhero.

Most passengers in new places usually do not seek a fight. Frank Grillo is definitely in his new series Netflix "Fightworld." (November 16)

"I do not know what will happen to Captain America. But would not it be good if Captain America was an African American?" Grillo observed. "Or a wife?" Then he said: "Or Afro-American?"

He also hopes that instead of asking people to paint the traditional superheroes, it may be better to create new, different characters.

"Superman was a white man with black hair and who has a habit, right?" So it's kind of Superman's iconic look: Can Superman be Anthony McKee? Yes sure, but I prefer to see Anthony McKee to do something else, said Grillo. "Where are the new characters that represent certain people?"

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