‘Captain America 2′ Adding Robert Redford & Maximiliano Hernandez?

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Marvel Studios has their post-Avengers moviegoer fanbase focused squarely on Iron Man 3 which hits theaters in six weeks, and around the same time Robert Downey Jr. helps launch Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will begin principal photography, directed by franchise newcomers Anthony and Joe Russo.

The sequel to The First Avenger sees Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders return as their respective super soldier and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents from The Avengers, joined by Anthony Mackie and Emily VanCamp who are being introduced as Falcon and Agent Sharon Carter, respectively. But there are even more Agents from the organization bolstering the cast, and one of them will surprise you.

For years star Samuel L. Jackson and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige have name-dropped a potential S.H.I.E.L.D. movie, and we’ve always stood by the idea that such a story would better serve the franchise instead of investing in individual solo films for characters like Nick Fury and Black Widow. Their origin stories could be told together and that’s exactly what’s happening in The Winter Soldier, a film which sees Sebastian Stan return as a brainwashed Soviet assassin who shares a romantic history with Black Widow.

According to Deadline, joining the top secret Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division is Maximiliano Hernández, who had a tiny role in Thor as Agent Jasper Sitwell, and a key part in the Marvel One-Shots The Consultant and Item 47. Bringing back Sitwell helps strengthen the threads between the original content found on the home video releases of each Marvel Studios production, the core feature film franchise and the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series on ABC which you can expect Sitwell to show up as well.

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Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Agent Sitwell (Maximiliano Hernandez)

Today however, Deadline also reported that Robert Redford is in negotiations with the studio to join Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well. Yes, the man behind the Sundance Film Festival and the promotion of independent filmmakers may have not only a role to play as a “senior S.H.I.E.L.D. agent” in the Captain America sequel, but may appear in other Marvel films as well. With there being two leaders in Nick Fury (Jackson) and Agent Maria Hill (Smulders), it’s very intriguing that the studio is bringing in veteran talent like Redford in a similar position, especially considering THR‘s report that their sources compare the role to Ralph Fiennes in Skyfall where he (spoiler!) became the new leader, M.

Redford, an Oscar-winning director, took five years away from acting after Lions of Lambs in 2007 but returned recently in front of cameras for The Company You Keep – which he also directed – and All Is Lost, currently in post-production.

Fittingly, Hernández said the following online in confirming his own role, before removing the Tweets (likely at the request of the studio):

“So it’s a much bigger role in a much darker Cap Story. Lots of twists and turns. And lots secrets about the MCU revealed! I can’t say much more or the Marvel cops will revoke my SHIELD clearance! Trust me u will all freak out in the theatre when all is revealed!”

Don’t expect to figure it out from reading The Winter Soldier story arc by Ed Brubaker, who revived the character in Marvel Comics back in 2004, as Hernández revealed (again, before deleting the tweets) that the “twists” in Captain America: The Winter Soldier are “new” and not from comic canon.

So, is the studio holding back on initiating any plans for Hill to become the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. after Fury or is Redford going to play someone unexpected, perhaps even with a villainous twist? Stay tuned for more as we look towards confirmation of Redford’s involvement.

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One of the big questions we have is how Agent Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) returns from death, since we know that Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series – which takes place in the same universe as the films – takes place after The Avengers. For Iron Man 3, Tony Stark doesn’t know that Coulson is still alive, but with Captain America 2 focused on the top secretive organization Coulson is a part of, how could they not?

Cap’s next adventure will release in 3D. For more information, check out the latest Captain America 2 rumors.

Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015 and Doctor Strange sometime after that.

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Sources: Deadline, SHHTHR

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  1. see, why cant agent sitwell appear in the SHIELD tv series. He doesnt have a big role in the films but he could be expanded in the series and still appear in the films in small roles. that way fans of the show will be able to recognize him and appreciate the connectivity while those who havent watched the show wont be alienated or feel like they are left out of the loop. It also would be nice to see the two from Item 47 appear in the show as that short almost seem to set up the show.

    • Maximiliano Hernandez is a regular on The Americans. There’s room for him to do movie appearances and take over Coulson’s position there but not enough for him to do SHIELD as well. Though his Americans character could always get killed off later.

      • oh, didnt know he was doing another show, well maybe they have to special appearances like (hopefully) sam jackson and cobie smulders.

  2. Wow this is shaping up to be a cool underdog, by the time its ready for release it’ll be as anticipated as much as any of the rest. I’m pleasantly surprised…

  3. Redford in a Marvel movie!!

    Whoa!!

    He’s a class act and a great actor.

    • exactly my first reaction too!!

  4. That’d be fantastic if Redford was in Captain America 2.

  5. If this turns out to be true, then hell f***n yeah!! Robert Redford in a Marvel movie. Never would’ve dreamt of that one. Like to see Michael Douglas in a Marvel movie next.

  6. Older version of Dum Dum Dugan?

    • Dum Dum would be at least 90ish, so I don’t think so… But that WOULD be cool.

      • Unless he used the inifinity formula, which means he would look considerably younger, and be much stronger

  7. bet you he’s a mole for HYDRA or AIM we’ll find out he’s covering up for the evil machinations of Arnim Zola

  8. Looking forward to Cap 2 sounds like its coming along just fine i think they film in june looking forward to seeing the set photos

  9. Had Captain America film been made years ago, Robert Redford could easily been Steve Rogers himself. Anyway, he could be a good addition for CA2.

    • I was just thinking this too ! He’d have been a great Capt America if they’d made it years ago – I bet you that Marvel think this too & why they want him involved.

  10. At least this film might have ONE GOOD ACTOR in it !!!

  11. Hey, I just thought of some good news: we should be able to buy Iron Man 3 on DVD just in time for Christmas!!!!

  12. Dell Rusk!!

  13. Good to hear the news, wish the movie will improve a lot with Redford in it. And there is another thing I hope they will do for Captain America 2: change the costume. Make it more military-like instead of campy one used in The Avengers!

    • Amen to that. Change that silly costume.

  14. Redford as Baron Zemo. It could happen.

    • Seems to old Zemo, but perhaps Strucker.

  15. I have a theory that there gonna introduce another nick fury. with Robert Redford as him. but i could be wrong

  16. I can see Redford playing the president of the USA in the marvel universe, they might even do the Secret Empire storyline

  17. I was thinking Robert Redford shall play The President of the White House not during War World 2 or the 60′s era. Today’s President of the Present day. I think Captain America (Part 2) will get confuzing on the flashback eras.

    • There’s already another actor playing the president in Iron Man 3

  18. Hmmmm, Redford in a marvel movie. That’s just got to raise some eyebrows.