Robert Redford discusses Captain America role

Robert Redford's decision to sign on for Captain America: The Winter Soldier was quite the piece of stunt casting, with the veteran actor taking time out to explain what attracted him to the project.

"The Captain America thing is just a very simple thing I wanted to do something different," explains Redford. "I wanted to do something just to be different. Something bold, different."

"And that felt like a good thing to do," he continues. "That was it, nothing more to it than that. Well, it’s bold in terms of expectations, I guess."

He also went on to describe his character as "the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.", which is intriguing since Samuel L. Jackson is already on board as Nick Fury. Will Redford be playing an earlier incarnation of Fury (setting up the name as more of a cover identity than an actual person), or is he even higher up the chain then our favourite one-eyed badass?

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and co-starring Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will open in the UK on 4 April 2014.

And if you're interested in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we have a feeling you're going to love the new batch of concept art and footage Marvel have just released for all its 'Phase 2' movies .

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