Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register now to see X-Men: First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Zack Snyder Finds a Cyborg
Ray Fisher cast in Batman/Superman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 April 2014
Robert Downey Jr. Reveals First Official Pic From Age Of Ultron
Genius billionaire playboy publicist?
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Robocop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Delivery Man (2014)
Empire Star Rating
All Is Lost (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Robert Redford For Captain America 2?
He's apparently in talks to join SHIELD

22 March 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Robert Redford

Here’s a piece of potential casting news we’re pretty sure no one would have seen coming: according to Deadline, Sundance boss and cinematic legend Robert Redford is in talks to join the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

From the sounds of it, he could be the new Coulson (not that the old Coulson is dead or anything – Coulson lives!), though since he’s apparently considering the role of someone in “senior leadership” at S.H.I.E.L.D., though think a guy equal – or even superior – to Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. And if Marvel keeps to its usual casting plan, there’s a chance he’ll be showing up in other superhero films. RR vs. RDJ? Please let it happen, oh gods of cinema!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier finds our shield-flinging hero (Chris Evans) still struggling with his role in our modern world, and confronting his past when Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) shows up again in a very different form.

Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Emily VanCamp, Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo are all confirmed for the movie, which Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote and Anthony & Joe Russo will direct starting next month. It’ll arrive on April 4, 2014.

Redford will next be seen in political thriller The Company You Keep, which he also produced and directed. It’ll hit our screens on June 7.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Jameson Empire Awards 2013: Live
The show as it happened
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

sweet
redford would be ace as a SHIELD boss, hope it happens, hes a legend. More

Posted by hermes16 at 23:31 on 23 March 2013 | Report This Post

An Aged Cap?
I'd say he's an aged Captain America...or an aged Captain America clone who turns out the be the Red Skull...That's one thing the first movie could have done better. Red Skull is one of those iconic cornerstone villains that if done correctly could be a magnificent villain...here's hoping they bring him back and do it better... More

Posted by betsy101 at 11:57 on 23 March 2013 | Report This Post

Nick Fury Snr?
Now that Marvel has turned Jackson's Nick Fury into Nick Fury Junior, Redford certainly looks the part for Nick Fury Senior... maybe a bit unlikely? More

Posted by karln at 22:59 on 22 March 2013 | Report This Post

Nick Fury Snr?
Now that Marvel has turned Jackson's Nick Fury into Nick Fury Junior, Redford certainly looks the part for Nick Fury Senior... maybe a bit unlikely? More

Posted by karln at 22:59 on 22 March 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Magazine's 300th Issue: Guest-Editted By The World's Greatest Directors!
Spielberg, Abrams, Mann, Whedon, Fincher, Coppola and many, many more!

Video: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann And Kate Upton Talk The Other Woman
Prepare your mind for the concept of 'dog ball plumage'

The Best Barry Norman Anecdotes From His Empire Podcast Interview
From nearly punching Robert De Niro to the real story about ‘And why not?’

Fired! Losing Your Job In The Movies
The lowdown on getting dismissed on film

20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)