Robert Redford Circling ‘Captain America’ Sequel

Robert Redford will play an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Last Updated: March 24, 2013 @ 5:08 PM

Robert Redford will supply some gravitas in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

The legendary star of "The Sting" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is in talks to join the upcoming sequel, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap.

He will play a member of the leadership of super agency S.H.I.E.L.D., according to Deadline, which first broke the story.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" will be directed by  brothers Joe and Anthony Russo ("You, Me and Dupree") and will hit theaters on April 4, 2014.

Redford has been primarily concerned with directing and running the Sundance Film Festival of late. He will return to screens for the first time in over five years next month in "The Company You Keep," which he also directed.