Earlier today we discovered Maxiliano Hernandez would reprise his fun S.H.I.E.L.D. role of Agent Jasper Sitwell in a much expanded aspect than previous, for Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. Now we have word an acting icon could be about to join the cast that will see Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) genetically-modified super soldier, comes up against former friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), all thawed out as a ruthless assassin by lead villian Crossbones, played by THE GREY’s Frank Grillo.
Robert Redford is currently in negotiations to play a “senior leadership role” to Samuel L. Jackson’s Director Nick Fury. The legendary actor made a name for himself during the late 60s and cemented his superstar status with a number of classic efforts during the 1970s and 80s. He’s also an Oscar-winning director and producer following his filmmaking debut ORDINARY PEOPLE in 1980 and the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
Redford will join the action-adventure co-starring Toby Jones, Hayley Atwell, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Emily VanCamp and Anthony Mackie, which will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.