Captain America: The Winter Soldier is already anchored by a pretty solid series of stars, as far as sequels go: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson will all co-star. But following the runaway success of The Avengers, it seems like nothing is ever too much for Marvel—as it now appears that screen legend Robert Redford is in talks to appear.
Redford, who has starred in such classics as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, and 3 Days of the Condor, as well as directing and officiating the Sundance Film Festival, may now surprisingly be cast in a comic book sequel. Deadline (via /Film) has it that Redford is in talks to appear as “a senior S.H.I.E.L.D. official.”
It is not yet clear as to whether or not this “senior official” outranks Samuel Jackson’s Nick Fury, has replaced him, is ranked immediately beneath him. Something that is clear, however, is—as /Film notes—the fact that Redford would be contractually obligated to appear in multiple Marvel properties, most likely The Avengers 2, a third Captain America film, and/or the S.H.I.E.L.D. television series. All actors who appear in Marvel properties are subject to the multi-film clause.
More on this if and when Redford officially signs on for the film.
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