“Captain America 2 will have Robert Redford heading S.H.I.E.L.D.”
By: Mike Holtz
While we already knew Robert Redford (The Company You Keep, Sneakers) was set to be apart of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in a recent conversation with SPINOFF he confirmed he would actually be playing the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Captain America sequel.
Robert Redford is one of the few actors that through his illustrious career has never lended his talents to a superhero movie. He had this to say about why he chose this role, “The Captain America thing is just a very simple thing,” Redford said “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something just to be different. Something bold, different. And that felt like a good thing to do. That was it, nothing more to it than that. Well, it’s bold in terms of expectations, I guess. ”
Newcomers to Captain America also include Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) as The Falcon, Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) as Maria Hill and Emily VanCamp (The Ring Two) as Sharon Carter. The film will be Directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (You, Me and Dupree) who are also newcomers to the Superhero genre. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is due to hit theaters in 2014.