Redford will be ‘head of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ in new ‘Captain America’ movie
Published: April 2, 2013 02:04PM
Updated: April 2, 2013 02:04PM
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Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune Robert Redford talks about this year's Sundance Film Festival at the festival's opening press conference at the Egyptian theater in Park City, Thursday, January 17, 2013.

Captain America, meet the Sundance Kid. And salute, because he’s your boss.

It’s definite now: Robert Redford will be appearing in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the latest in the Marvel Comics character’s movie line, due in theaters in April 2014.

According to Spinoff Online, Redford confirmed this during a press roundtable while promoting “The Company You Keep,” a political thriller Redford directed and stars in.

Redford said he will play “the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” the top-flight government agency that oversees the Avengers. In other words, he’ll be Nick Fury’s boss.

“The ‘Captain America’ thing is just a very simple thing,” Redford said. “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something just to be different. Something bold, different. And that felt like a good thing to do. That was it, nothing more to it than that. Well, it’s bold in terms of expectations, I guess.”

The cast will be led by Chris Evans as Capt. Steve Rogers (a k a Captain America) and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. “Avengers” co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Cobie Smulders will reprise their roles. Also in the cast: Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo and Max Hernandez.