Robert Redford Eyes S.H.I.E.L.D. Leader in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

The legendary actor/filmmaker is in discussions to play a major role in the upcoming Marvel Phase II and Phase III films opposite Sam Jackson.
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Robert Redford Eyes S.H.I.E.L.D. Leader in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Robert Redford is in talks to join Captain America: The Winter Soldier Acting and filmmaking legend Robert Redford is in talks for a role in Marvel's Phase II sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The actor will portray a senior leader at the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, although no further details were given.

There is speculation that Robert Redford's character may be popping up in future Phase II or Phase III movies, although that has not been confirmed yet. If a deal is finalized, it seems likely the actor will have the bulk of his scenes with Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, who runs the clandestine organization.

Chris Evans reprises his Steve Rogers/Captain America role from Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel's The Avengers, with a story set in present day after Marvel's The Avengers. There was an unconfirmed report last month that revealed there may be a flashback sequence involving Captain America: The First Avenger star Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter.

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It isn't known when production will get under way.

Robert Redford will next be seen in The Company You Keep, opening in theaters April 5.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released April 4th, 2014.

Sources:Deadline

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  • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

    @undeadslayer4 I.meant in general

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    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

      @undeadslayer4 I have no idea.

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      • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

        @Titon i agree

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        • Titon • 2 years ago

          @undeadslayer4 Well to compare, Redford is the silent gunslinger, that will keep you guessing and Eastwood is the gunslinger with a bad attitude. They are both Incredible.

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          • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

            @Titon is he even better than clint eastwood

            sure ill watch some of his movies and ill let you know if i like them

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            • Titon • 2 years ago

              @undeadslayer4 He's acting is flawless, tell me when you see one of his films. if you don't like classic films, then watch at least Spy Game or The Last Castle, he will prove to you that he will be a badass leader of Shield.

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              • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                @Titon that is odd cause at first i thought he was in transformers or spiderman i should really see one of his movies

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                • Titon • 2 years ago

                  @undeadslayer4 You don't know who Robert Redford is??? He is one of the best Actors of all time! Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid/ The Great Gatsby/ The Last Castle/ Spy Game/ Lions for Lambs ? Man you need to see his films. He is a legend. He would pull off a fantastic leader of Shield, no doubt.

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                  • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                    @themoviefanatic why do they have to screw up everything in the comics since when did nick fury have a son

                    @Titon who the heck is robert redford was he one of the actors from the seven psychopaths

                    @bawnian-dexeus he only appeared in the tv shows of x men

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                    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                      @sirdiddymus Wait, What? In the comics black nick fury, is the son of white nick fury?

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                      • Titon • 2 years ago

                        Robert Redford, a hollywood legend wants to be in Cap 2 and take a big part in the MCU?, they shouldn't even think about it, give him the role!. Like @sirdiddymus said, he could play Nick Fury Sr., black Nick Fury's father and one of the founders of Shield in the 50's, maybe he met the first Ant-Man, Howard Stark, and other characters, since Maximiliano Hernandez said, that Cap 2 will present Secrets and Twists from the MCU with the story being more darker, why not? Also they are making the Shield film in the near future, and an origin story with Redford as the first Director of Shield and co-founder would be amazing!

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                        • sirdiddymus • 2 years ago

                          I'm guessing he will play the retired Nick Fury Sr. In the new comics, black Nick Fury is the son of white Nick Fury.

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                          • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                            I'm starting to miss white Fury

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                            • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                              Cool.

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                              • Alex-Mcdonough • 2 years ago

                                Redford will keep me from ever watching it. Get Denzel.

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                                • Shelbysaurus • 2 years ago

                                  Similar to Tommy Lee Jones' character from Cap 1?

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                                  • skywise • 2 years ago

                                    Yes please!

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                                    • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                                      Sundance Kid is coming to Phase II? Awesome.

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                                      • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

                                        Give him an eyepatch, and I say bring it on!

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                                        • dan1 • 2 years ago

                                          Redford brings class. Sign him up.

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