EXCLUSIVE: Here is a fun Marvel scoop. I’m hearing that Robert Redford is in discussions to join the cast of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel that brings Chris Evans back as the shield-carrying superhero. Redford is in talks to play a senior leadership role in S.H.I.E.L.D., the superhero collective run by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury character.
Please let this be true. Redford would make an amazing addition to the film and the MCU. No word on who he’d be playing specifically but it’s sounding like Nick Fury might be subbordinate to him (as in, he might be one of the council members as seen in Avengers 2). My favourite theory so far though is thathe might turn out to be original Nick Fury and that Nick Fury is just a codename that Samuel L Jackson’s character currently happens to have. Hey, it could happen.
Word is that if he signs Redford will sign a Marvel standard contract which means he’d be showing up in any/all future marvel films too.
As everyone else is pointing out, that’s great, but also kind of ironic for the guy who founded the biggest indie film festival there is to become a regular player in some of the biggest blockbusters of the next few years.
Either way, I’m excited to see this happen.