Robert Redford to play head of S.H.I.E.L.D in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Robert Redford is definitely on for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. What a strange yet pleasant twist, right? I don't think the move is unheard of with the popularity of comic book films, but for some reason Redford didn't jump at me as an actor who would eventually join one.
When Redford was confirmed for the film, a rough idea of who he would be playing came via THR, "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 Ms replacement in last years James Bond movie SKYFALL." Then we all said, "OH, old school Nick Fury." But also knew that might confuse filmgoers.
When Redford recently spoke with Spinoffonline.com about the role, he was quick to correct when the site mentioned he would be playing a "senior S.H.I.E.L.D. agent." The actor started by saying, Well, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. The head of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Then explained why he took on the role:
Right on, Mr. Redford! Can't wait to see him in the sequel-- eye patch or no eye patch.
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