Robert Redford Reveals a Huge ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Spoiler

The actor spills a secret twist about his character that will affect all future Marvel movies.
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Robert Redford Reveals a Huge ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Spoiler

Robert Redford reveals massive spoiler for Captain America: The Winter Soldier The third leg of Marvel's Phase Two, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is currently in production, with one of the most notable new casting additions being none other than film legend Robert Redford. Last month, the actor was confirmed to be playing the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., but the actor recently dropped a major spoiler that could have reverberations for the rest of Marvel's Phase Two (and Phase Three) slate.

Be warned, what follows is a Major Spoiler, so you better stop reading right now if you don't want to know more.

During an interview with The Strait Times (via Here Be Geeks), the actor casually dropped the following bombshell.

"I like the idea of playing a villain... I did that just because it's a different thing for me to do."

It should be noted that nothing has been confirmed by Marvel, and that the sequel already has a number of villains, with Sebastian Stan playing The Winter Soldier, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, UFC fighter Georges St. Pierre as Batroc, and Toby Jones as Armin Zola. What could this revelation mean for the rest of Phase Two? We'll have to wait a few years to find out.

In somewhat-related news, Robert Redford signed on to direct A Walk in the Woods, a project he was already set to star in alongside Nick Nolte. Richard Linklater was previously attached to direct, but he is no longer involved at this point.

Michael Arndt (Star Wars: Episode VII, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is writing the screenplay, based on Bill Bryson's novel. Robert Redford will play the author, who reconnects with an old friend (Nick Nolte) on a hike through the Appalachian Mountains, after spending more than 20 years in England.

Chip Diggins and Bill Holderman are producing. No production schedule was given.

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

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  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

    He's playing a villain? I thought he was playing some other role in the movie?

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    • Trangalanga10 • 2 years ago

      Great, playing a mayor villain role for all the marvel movies? Cap: TWS is getting more exciting with every news, political thriller, instead of super heroics, amazing.

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      • ollie-styrene • 2 years ago

        @gandoff Yeah right...??!! i was expecting a bomb!! This is a minor spoiler IMO

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        • Kill-Bill • 2 years ago

          @ghostman If they make Zola also a minor villain and WS good at the end of the film, we only have Crossbones and Lukin as the main villains

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          • Kill-Bill • 2 years ago

            @ghostman No, I think Batroc is a minor villain, Arnim Zola and Crossbones are on the German Side and Lukin and WS on the Russian side

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            • skywise • 2 years ago

              I think that is a brilliant idea but i am surprised altho i guess i shouldnt be. I wonder if this was something he was supposed to say or did he let it slip

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              • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                @ghostman Depends on their screen time and purpose. Batman Begins had Ras, Scarecrow, Falcone, Flass, Joe Chill (not necessarily a villain, but the KEY bad guy) and fake Ras

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                • ghostman • 2 years ago

                  If those actors are confirmed to play The Winter Soldier, Crossbones, Batroc, and Armin Zola, don't you think that is a high number of villains in a movie? Sounds a bit too much if you ask me.

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                  • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                    Ok

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                    • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                      @bane5000 Strucker would keep HYDRA as Cap's main nemesis, so I can get behind that.

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                      • rjh094 • 2 years ago

                        Masters of Evil would be sooo cool. I forgot all about them.

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                        • bane5000 • 2 years ago

                          I'll bet you his character Alexander Pierce is really gonna end up being Soviet military General Aleksander Lukin, who played a major part in The Winter Soldier comic book arc :]

                          Or even Baron Strucker

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                          • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                            From reading all of that, it seems like Marvel may be pushing a Master of Evil team to the forefront.

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                            • gandoff • 2 years ago

                              Ok, its a spoiler. But not as big as I was expecting.

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