Max Hernandez Back as Agent Sitwell for 'Captain America' Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
March 22, 2013
The cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been pretty well situated with Chris Evans returning as the titular patriotic comic book hero, along with familiar faces like Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulder and Scarlett Johansson from S.H.I.E.L.D. In addition, Toby Jones and Hayley Atwell are somehow reprising their roles from the first film, despite taking place in present day. But if they can bring Sebastian Stan (Bucky from the first film) back as the title villain, then anything is possible. Finally, other new cast members include Anthony Mackie as Cap's new sidekick Falcon, Frank Grillo as the villain Crossbones and Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, niece of Atwell's Peggy Carter. And now there's one more name to add!
Maximiliano Hernández, who played Agent Jasper Sitwell in The Avengers and the Marvel One-Shot short film Item 47 announced his appearance in the Captain America sequel on Twitter. In tweets that have since been deleted (but confirmed by Deadline), the actor said:
"So it's a much bigger role in a much darker Cap Story. Lots of twists and turns. And lots secrets about the [Marvel Cinematic Universe] revealed! I can't say much more or the Marvel cops will revoke my S.H.I.E.L.D. clearance! Trust me you will all freak out in the theatre when all is revealed!"
Following up, one follower asked Hernández if these twists would be expected from the comic books or if they were new altogether. He replied that there would indeed be a "new twist." After all, Marvel has stuck to canon for some of their big screen stuff, but they're creating a whole different universe on the big screen that's just inspired by the comic books. Phase Two of Marvel's cinematic universe begins with Iron Man 3 on May 3rd, but we'll be waiting a little while longer for Captain America: The Winter Solider, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, as it doesn't hit theaters until April 4th, 2014.