Did Robert Redford Just Spoil a Big Captain America: The Winter Soldier Plot Twist?

Robert Redford


Robert Redford is new to how Marvel conducts business, on and off the screen, so I think he can be forgiven for not realizing when to talk about his upcoming character in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and when not to say anything.

As many of you probably already know, Redford was recently cast as a powerful official in the supreme intelligence agency known as SHIELD. His character, Alexander Pierce, is said to be pretty pivotal to the sequel’s Russian-infiltration storyline, which will also feature the Russian Black Widow (aka Scarlett Johansson) in a very prominent role, along with Captain America’s former bestest pal Bucky (Sebastian Stan).

SHIELD Comic Book CoverBut what will Redford’s Pierce be doing in “The Winter Soldier” other than head up SHIELD? Nothing good, as it turns out.

Speaking to The Straits Times, Redford dropped this tidbit about why he decided to do a big-budget comic book movie when he’s spent most of his Sundance-era career on smaller films, and along the way may or may not have spoiled a pretty big tidbit about his upcoming role:

I think a career requires a certain amount of reinvention. If you get caught in one track I think that can be dangerous. Success has a dark side to it. you want to be careful if you’ve had success at something, that you not try and follow it by just duplicating it. That’s why I’m doing this Captain America thing. I like the idea of playing a villain…I did that just because it’s a different thing for me to do.


Sounds like Alexander Pierce is one of many hidden villains that will be giving Captain America fits in the upcoming Marvel sequel. Unless Redford understood his character wrong, that is.

Now what do you suppose Marvel is doing now, if Pierce really is supposed to be a good guy in the movie (but the twist is that he’s not)? I’m guessing they’ll be calling the Sundance Kid and politely asking him to be more careful in the future. After all, Redford was a big “get” for them, and I don’t suppose Marvel would quite have the cajones to bitch him out about it (if he has, indeed, spoiled something big from the film, that is).

In any case, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans as the good Captain, who flings his shield on screens next year.

Chris Evans on the set of Captain America The Winter Soldier (2014) Movie Image

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