Originally Posted by cherokeesam
I don't see him as lead villain. I'm sure they're still using him as Lead Hench, while the actual villain leader has yet to be revealed. Zemo, Zola, or Lukin are the most likely choices there.
They made way too big of a deal of Crossbones casting imo. If he was a minor villain, he would've been cast last minute, the way Arnim Zola is.
I think it's possible they're going the Whiplash route with Crossbones. Taking a minor henchman character and sprucing him up a bit.