Screen legend Robert Redford is reportedly in talks to appear in Marvel Sutdios' upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, according to Deadline.

The site reported Friday that the 76-year-old Redford would play "a senior leadership role in S.H.I.E.L.D.," though a character name wasn't specified. It would be the first comic book-based film for the Oscar-winner, who last appeared in 2012 political thriller The Company You Keep, which he also directed. He's also starring — and is the only cast member — in the upcoming All Is Lost.


"Senior leadership role in S.H.I.E.L.D." would presumably include Dum Dum Dugan, a former executive director of the fictional security organization in the comic books, portrayed in 2011's by Neal McDonough. While a physical resemblance can be seen between Redford and McDonough's portrayal of the redhead Dugan, seemingly a degree of de-aging — like the character's comic book counterpart — would be in play if that does turn out to be the role that Redford is reportedly negotiating.

Redford would be joining a cast already including Chris Evans as Cap, Sebastian Stan as Bucky/The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon and Emily VanCamp in an unspecified role widely speculated to be Sharon Carter. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, is scheduled for release on April 4, 2014. 

In more S.H.I.E.L.D./Winter Soldier casting news, Maximiliano Hernandez was reported on Thursday to be reprising his role as Jasper Sitwell, from the "Marvel One-Shots" short films and The Avengers, in the Cap sequel.

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