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UPDATED: Is Robert Redford joining the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Plus, some new teases on the plot

Mar. 22, 2013by:

UPDATE: According to THR, the role Redford woudl be playing is "an older member of secret government agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and one source describes the role as similar to the one played by Ralph Fiennes as M’s replacement in last year’s James Bond movie SKYFALL."

Well, this is a surprise.  Deadline is reporting that Robert Redford is in negotiations to join the cast of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.  No word on what role he may take, but I would put my money on a government-related character, be it S.H.I.E.L.D. or some other agency.  That's all speculation on my part, but it feels like the right fit for Redford in this type of film.  Certainly, his presence adds a lot of weight to an already impressive cast that has Chris Evans donning the shield as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky/The Winter Soldier, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill.  Tossing in some Redford just makes it that much cooler.

Former THOR and THE AVENGERS castmember Max Hernandez, who played S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell, confirmed that he'd be continuing his character's run through the Marvel Cinematic Universe by joining CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and dropped some story hints along the way via Twitter, saying:

 

So, it’s a much bigger role in a much darker Captain America 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!

 

Based on Ed Brubaker's classic run in the Captain America comics, the story goes a little like this:

As Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he's reunited with James 'Bucky' Barnes, who is now brainwashed Russian assassin known as the 'Winter Soldier'.

As a huge Cap and Winter Soldier fan, this is my most-anticipated movie of 2014.  I'm a little nervous about directors Anthony and Joe Russo, but only because they're as-yet-unproven on the big-budget scale.  However, I'm hopeful they will show us all that they can bring it.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is slated to hit on April 4, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: I'm already itching just to see some shitty set pics from this. Get shooting, boys!
Source: Deadline

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12:55PM on 03/24/2013

He's gonna be white Nick Fury

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5:34AM on 03/23/2013

not sure

Caps was the worst movie of phase one. He was also pretty useless in the avengers. How long did he fight that one of lokis henchmen? Hopefully this is bettere than the first movie. More excited for Thor!!
Caps was the worst movie of phase one. He was also pretty useless in the avengers. How long did he fight that one of lokis henchmen? Hopefully this is bettere than the first movie. More excited for Thor!!
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5:26PM on 03/23/2013
what movies did you watch
what movies did you watch
5:38PM on 03/23/2013
I'd hardly say that "Cap" was the worst of Phase 1. I recall Ed Norton's Hulk as being pretty bad and also Iron Man 2 wasn't that great either.
I'd hardly say that "Cap" was the worst of Phase 1. I recall Ed Norton's Hulk as being pretty bad and also Iron Man 2 wasn't that great either.
3:59PM on 03/24/2013
Captain America gives Iron Man 1 a run for its money in being the best phase one film.
Captain America gives Iron Man 1 a run for its money in being the best phase one film.
1:15AM on 03/23/2013
It'd be GREAT to see him as the original white Nick Fury! But would confuse too many people...
It'd be GREAT to see him as the original white Nick Fury! But would confuse too many people...
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9:23AM on 03/25/2013
Screw those people, then. I want my Nick Fury back. No Shaft-Patch.
Screw those people, then. I want my Nick Fury back. No Shaft-Patch.
10:01PM on 03/22/2013

I'm sorry, Dave

"According to THR, the role Redford would be playing is "an older member of secret government agency S.H.I.E.L.D."

Once again David Hasselhoff misses out on an opportunity to reprise his TV role of Nick Fury.
"According to THR, the role Redford would be playing is "an older member of secret government agency S.H.I.E.L.D."

Once again David Hasselhoff misses out on an opportunity to reprise his TV role of Nick Fury.
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9:40PM on 03/22/2013
Great that they are adding some talented, vetern actors to this film. I really enjoyed how Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones were used in the first movie. Small roles but very memorable. I'm hoping it's the same for Redford.
Great that they are adding some talented, vetern actors to this film. I really enjoyed how Stanley Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones were used in the first movie. Small roles but very memorable. I'm hoping it's the same for Redford.
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5:24PM on 03/22/2013
I'm down with this for sure. Fuck it I am excited for all of the phase 2 movies.
I'm down with this for sure. Fuck it I am excited for all of the phase 2 movies.
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4:21PM on 03/22/2013
Now THAT is a classy addition.
Now THAT is a classy addition.
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4:08PM on 03/22/2013

flash forward?

robert redford is steve rogers as an old man?
robert redford is steve rogers as an old man?
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4:31PM on 03/22/2013
My thoughts exactly.
My thoughts exactly.
9:24AM on 03/25/2013
An old man? Are you serious?
An old man? Are you serious?
3:30PM on 03/22/2013

The addition of Redford...

... may hint at a more grounded, political/paranoiac thriller like Redford's movies from the 70s. That would be awesome. And the Brubaker storyline definitely had that kind of vibe.
... may hint at a more grounded, political/paranoiac thriller like Redford's movies from the 70s. That would be awesome. And the Brubaker storyline definitely had that kind of vibe.
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3:16PM on 03/22/2013
Wow. He could play Red Skull with much less prosthetics...
Wow. He could play Red Skull with much less prosthetics...
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2:44PM on 03/22/2013
I've been looking forward to the Cap sequel ever since I saw him kick some serious ass in The Avengers
I've been looking forward to the Cap sequel ever since I saw him kick some serious ass in The Avengers
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2:33PM on 03/22/2013
Great news!

He would have been one cool Cap back in the day.
Great news!

He would have been one cool Cap back in the day.
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3:27PM on 03/22/2013
Agreed, he has this classic cap look.
Agreed, he has this classic cap look.
3:55PM on 03/22/2013
And Paul Newman as Winter Soldier.
And Paul Newman as Winter Soldier.
2:32PM on 03/22/2013

Redford will be a great add to the movie!

Whatever roll he takes, it'll be a bonus to get him in the movie and the Marvel Universe, I'm getting more excited for this movie with every new piece of info that comes out, after the success of the Avenges, atleast Ironman, Thor and Cap should make a boatload of money, cant wait to see where it goes and how we end up at Avengers 2!!
Whatever roll he takes, it'll be a bonus to get him in the movie and the Marvel Universe, I'm getting more excited for this movie with every new piece of info that comes out, after the success of the Avenges, atleast Ironman, Thor and Cap should make a boatload of money, cant wait to see where it goes and how we end up at Avengers 2!!
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2:27PM on 03/22/2013
Great casting. Hopefully he'll lend some mentor ship to Captain.

Out of all of the future solo Avenger films (other than Iron Man 3) coming out soon, this is the one I am most excited for.
Great casting. Hopefully he'll lend some mentor ship to Captain.

Out of all of the future solo Avenger films (other than Iron Man 3) coming out soon, this is the one I am most excited for.
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