Robert Redford (or Big Red Dog, as he prefers to never be called) is in talks to join Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Deadline reports he’s being looked to to play a senior leadership role at S.H.I.E.L.D., the agency run by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. You need an actor with that weight to play the man Powers Boothe answers to.
What remains unclear is whether or not the character has some link to Chris Evan’s Steve Rogers before he was frozen in a block of ice and perfectly preserved for sixty-plus years. I’m talking about Rogers here. Though Redford looks amazingly maintained, no one’s insinuating he’s perfectly preserved.