Captain America UPDATE: Redford to Play ‘Head of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ in ‘Cap’ Sequel written by Sean Gerber April 2, 2013 UPDATE: Robert Redford told Spinoff that he’ll be playing, “the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Immediately, one has to wonder what this means for Nick Fury in Phase 2. It could mean nothing at all if Redford is playing the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in flashbacks covering the Winter Soldier’s time between World War II and the present day Marvel Cinematic Universe. It could mean trouble for Fury, however, if Redford’s boss role is inserted in response to Fury’s refusal to obey orders and nuke New York in “The Avengers.” I’d guess and hope for the latter, as I’m eager to see Redford and Samuel L. Jackson go toe-to-toe. Who knows? Maybe Redford’s character will be both of those things. Previous report: Deadline reports Marvel Studios could be closing in on a major casting coups by talking to actor Robert Redford about joining the cast for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Redford is being looked at for a senior leadership role within S.H.I.E.L.D. Perhaps this character will be put in place to keep Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, who went a bit rogue during the nuclear strike in “The Avengers,” in check. Kevin Feige has previously described the Cap sequel as a “political thriller,” to which Redford is no stranger. His presence would go a long way in adding credibility to Marvel’s apparent attempt to stretch the film beyond the usual superhero fare. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will be released on April 4, 2014. UPDATE: Redford to Play ‘Head of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ in ‘Cap’ Sequel was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Captain America: The Winter Soldier 1 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post First Full Trailer for ‘The Wolverine’ Arrives! next post “The Avengers 2” Scheduled to Shoot in the UK You may also like Marvel Sets CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 for April... April 5, 2012 Marvel Studios To Declare CIVIL WAR In... October 14, 2014 New Poster For CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER... October 22, 2013 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Review March 21, 2014 CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Gives Marvel Another... May 9, 2016 Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Begins Production May 7, 2015 Hot Toys Highlights Epic Confrontations From CAPTAIN... March 28, 2014 Cap And Iron Man Go To CIVIL... February 19, 2016 Team Cap And Iron Man Videos Today,... March 9, 2016 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Trailer #2 February 2, 2014 T.J. Does anyone else think that adding political intrigue in Winter Soldier means Marvel Studios is further gearing up for Civil War in Phase 3? This movie seems like a great way of establishing some mistrust on Steve Rogers’ part when it comes to SHIELD/the Pentagon.