Whoa! Robert Redford Joins 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
by Ethan Anderton
March 22, 2013
Now this is awesome! While Robert Redford keeps busy with Sundance or making low key dramas that he usually has a hand in writing and directing, it sounds like he's taking the time for a big blockbuster. Deadline has word that Redford is currently in talks to take a role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And what's even more exciting is that he's playing a senior leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., so unless his character meets an unlikely demise, there's a chance that he could pop up in other Marvel films down the road. The question is, just how influential will this character be when it comes to this present day adventure.
Perhaps Redford plays one of those kind of S.H.I.E.L.D. leaders that Nick Fury so stylishly defied at the end of The Avengers. Since the secret organization is the group that brought Steve Rogers back from being a Capsicle, it's no surprise that the other members of S.H.I.E.L.D., including Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders and Scarlett Johansson, will be showing up. In addition, Maximiliano Hernández was confirmed this morning to come back as Agent Sitwell, likely as an interim replacement for the deceased Agent Coulson (though his part in ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV series makes us wonder about his death), but it doesn't sound like Jeremy Renner will be involved, at least not yet. Good news?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
In what possible context could Robert Redford showing up in Captain America be anything but fucking incredible. Movie gods, please let this happen.
Jake on Mar 22, 2013
Kind surprised that they aren't bringing back Renner as Hawkeye.
Chris Groves on Mar 22, 2013
i can't remember but did Cap talk to any kids in the first movie?
Maverick Pete on Mar 22, 2013
Maybe he's that kid that Cap saved just as he was getting his powers, the one that Nazi threw into the water.
Buttass on Mar 22, 2013
Brilliant idea! If not, it should be that kid.
Hilary Hartman on Mar 23, 2013
What if he was just another Nick Fury.
Buttass on Mar 22, 2013
Great actor and director. Well done Marvel.
grapefruit on Mar 22, 2013
That would be fantastic and as for the picture shown, Spy Games is a fabulous Tony Scott movie with Bob and Brad.
Stanford Crane on Mar 22, 2013
I wouldn't mind a Sneakers 2.
$126191 on Mar 23, 2013
Wow. I'd have thought this "below" Redford! Awesome to see it's maybe not! Do it Bob! Would love to see him in something like this!
avconsumer2 on Mar 25, 2013
According to Lation Review, you can also add Georges St-Pierre(#1 welterweight in the world, MMA) to The Winter Soldier, as Batroc the Leaper.
David Banner on Mar 26, 2013
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