Word is making the Internet rounds that Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Serenity) is currently in early talks with Marvel for a role in Doctor Strange. Marvel has already locked up Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role. What role might the Oscar nominated actor be playing? Let’s speculate… I do so love to speculate.
There’s big news hitting the Internet about Marvel Studios upcoming sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Robert Redford is in talks to join the cast. Sources are saying that Redford would play an older member of the super secret government spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D..
If you recall Ed Brubaker‘s Winter Soldier story line than you know that Bucky Barnes, Cap’s sidekick, was not killed in World War II, but recovered and brain washed by the Soviets, who then turned Bucky into the Winter Soldier; a super-secret-soviet-spy-assassin.
Perhaps Redford’s character will be the agent who has been trying to track down the Winter Soldier all those years or he could be playing a character much like the Gareth Mallory Skyfall role played by Ralph Fiennes. Mallory was a government liaison to the spy department, that later became M’s replacement in the James Bond movie.
Joe and Anthony Russo are directing the movie, which stars Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson, Frank Grillo, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson.
What do you think about this news? We got Tommy Lee Jones in the first Captain America movie, if nothing else it does give younger fans a talking point to convince their mom to take them to the movie.