Robert Redford Dicusses Why He Joined The Winter Soldier

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Robert-Redford-Captain-America-2Last week, the big bomb dropped that film and Hollywood icon Robert Redford would be joining Marvel’s anticipated follow-up film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Details still remain sparse as to the character he is playing, with only the description of a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent being given. Many fans feel that Reford woul dhave been the perfect Cap had the film been made many years ago, so it’s a tad ironic that the actor signed on to the film.

With Redford usually sticking to smaller, Indie-type films as of late, it was surprising to see him attach himself to such a high-profile project. The last “traditional” film we saw him take part in was Spy Game, opposite Brad Pitt. So why did he opt for this role? The LA Times talked with Redford recently and they were able to discuss the project a bit.

“I’m doing this film because it’s different. It’s a new thing for me… I think these films are really powerful. I think they’re great. This is the kind of film I would have loved to see as a kid… I like the idea of stepping into new territory. I’m excited by it. I also think it’s a good bunch of people who really know what they’re doing.”

Unfortuneately, he doesn’t discuss the character he’ll be playing, so we’ll have to wait for filming to begin before we (hopefully) get more information. Do you think his role is of major import? How do you think he’ll fit into the story?

Robert Redford will be joining Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Emily VanCamp, Geroges St. Pierre and Scarlett Johansson in the film being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo of Community fame. Redford just wrapped on All is Lost for JC Chandor, a film which is rumord to be dialogue-free. Redford’s The Company You Keep, which he directed, opens next month.


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Source : LA Times