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Friday, March 22, 2013

Robert Redford in Talks for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER


Okay, hands up who saw this one coming.  Yeah, I thought so.

Deadline announced today that movie legend Robert Redford is in talks to appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the 2014 sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger that stars Chris Evans.  Redford is famous for such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, All the President's Men and The Natural, as well as his Sundance independent film festival.

According to the article, Redford would play a senior leader in S.H.I.E.L.D., the Marvel Comics' intelligence and operations organization.  Presumably, he would be ranked higher than Samuel L. Jackson's character Nick Fury, who serves as Director.  This character may be one of the supervisors that Nick Fury spoke with at the end of the first Avengers film.

The article also mentions that Redford is likely to appear in other Marvel Cinematic Universe films, as other characters tend to do, although it seems doubtful that he would appear in the S.H.I.E.L.D. television series being developed for ABC.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.  The movie is scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 4, 2014.

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