In a recent interview with Spinoff Online legendary filmmaker Robert Redford reveals that he will be playing the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Before today, the only description we had was that he would be playing a senior agent in S.H.I.E.L.D. When asked about the role he would be playing he said,
Well, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. The head of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Captain America thing is just a very simple thing. 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.
There's no word on how big of a part the character will play in the movie, but it's Redford, so I'm sure it's going to be a decent sized part.
The film stars Chris Evans with Anthony Mackie in the role of the Falcon, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Scarlett Johansson, and Cobie Smulders. It arrives in 2D and 3D theaters on April 4th, 2014.