(Original Post) I’ve enjoyed The Purge movies for what they are and have always felt that they are an immense guilty pleasure to say the least. The idea of all crime being legal for 24 hours can literally evoke countless plot threads for the franchise.
Saying that, I feel that the films starring Frank Grillo are a definite must for action fans as the actor, like always, elevated the series in The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year as Leo Barnes, a man that essentially was on a kill mission for the death of his child. Grillo’s Barnes was the closest thing we got to Grillo playing The Punisher and you can sign me up if he returns as he is hands down one of my favorite actors in action cinema and should be more of a household name.
Well, that might be happening as Collider and Slash Film have spoken to both Grillo and franchise creator James DeMonaco about the possibility of a sixth film and Grillo being involved.
Back in January, Grillo spoke with Collider and revealed that discussions were taking place:
DeMonaco also spoke with Collider while doing press for the recent The Forever Purge and elaborated on what Grillo said.
Unfortunately we don’t know the exact details about Leo Barnes return but DeMonaco did shed more light on it while speaking to Slash Film:
Take my money now please as I would watch Purge movies all day if Grillo was involved and kicking ass. Grillo, like I always say, is definitely the hardest working actor on cinema and his mere presence ultimately makes that film much better.
We’ll have to wait and see if a new Purge film definitely does happen but here’s hoping it does because I need to see Grillo doing more of his best Punisher impersonation.
In the meantime, check out Grillo in Action as Leo Barnes in The Purge: Election Year as he’s involved in a hell of a brutal knife fight with Terry Serpico who plays Danzinger. This is prime Frank Grillo action!
John M Jerva is the owner and editor-in-chief of Action-Flix.com. He likes movies that explode, shoot, kick and punch and most importantly, he likes movies that do all the above!
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