Robert Redford in talks for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Robert Redford

With Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe about to get underway in just a few short weeks, much of the news coming out of Marvel Studios has centred on the upcoming Iron Man 3, barring the odd snippet of info from Thor: The Dark World, or the occasional casting announcement on Guardians of the Galaxy. Well, now it’s the turn of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with Robert Redford (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Ordinary People) said to have entered negotiations with Marvel for a role in the Chris Evans-headlined solo sequel.

According to Deadline, Redford is being lined up for a senior leadership role in S.H.I.E.L.D., where he would be joined by returning MCU veterans Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Maximiliano Hernandez (Jasper Sitwell). In addition to Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes), Toby Jones (Arnim Zola) and Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter) are set to return from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, while newcomers to the cast include Emily VanCamp (Revenge) as Sharon Carter, Anthony Mackie (Gangster Squad) as Sam Wilson / Falcon and Frank Grillo (Zero Dark Thirty) as Crossbones.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Community), and is currently scheduled to arrive in cinemas on April 4th 2014.