When 'Captain America 2' announced the casting of Robert Redford in a critical role, most of us uttered some weird combination of "wow" and "whoa" because, let's admit it, Robert Redford doesn't need to do a superhero movie. He's in that well-earned stage of his career where he can just do whatever he wants, not screw up his legacy and ride off into the sunset as a Hollywood legend. So why did he agree to star in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier?'
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
'Captain America 2,' dubbed 'The Winter Soldier,' is reportedly gearing up to present a panel at this year's Comic-Con, where we hope we'll hear (and perhaps see) some much-needed previews from the Cap's next adventure. Since production has nearly begun, we were under the impression that the cast, at least for the most part, was all set and done, but it turns out that Marvel might have one final addition in the form of Robert Redford. But whom might he play?
Now that we're getting closer to Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego, it's time to start planning, especially since more and more panel appearances are being announced.
While we had an inkling that Marvel and Lucasfilm would be leaving out their upcoming lineups from the convention's events (you can read more about that here), new reports state that 'Captain America 2,' at least, will be hitting up Comic-Con 2013 with its own panel.
We almost didn't get a chance to speak with Dominic Cooper because he's been so busy with upcoming projects. The last time we saw this guy was in the 2012 bomb 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' which he's following up with the Colin Farrell- and Noomi Rapace-led 'Dead Man Down,' the American directorial debut of the original 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' helmer Niels Arden Oplev.
While Cooper was overseas in Budapest filming the TV miniseries 'Fleming,' based on the life of 007 creator Ian Fleming, we got a chance to speak with him briefly about his experience making 'Dead Man Down,' his upcoming role in the 'Need for Speed' movie, and whether or not he'd be back for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' or another Marvel movie.
The upcoming release of 'Iron Man 3' not only kicks off the 2013 summer movie season, it kicks off Marvel's "Phase Two," a slate of films that will build up to the 2015 release of 'The Avengers 2.' Phase Two consists of 'Iron Man 3,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' AKA, all of those movies you're really going to want to see. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently spoke about the Phase Two films, spilling some details for thirsty geeks the world over.
'Captain America 2,' like the rest of the Marvel family, is bringing back a handful of familiar faces from the first outing for the upcoming 'The Winter Soldier.' Hayley Atwell's Officer Carter, though she will not be a bulky role in the sequel (because, you know, she's dead), has been revealed to return in a "flashback" capacity. So what other stars might be returning? We briefly chatted with Dominic Cooper, a star of the upcoming 'Dead Man Down,' to see if he'd be doing the same.
While The CW preps a potential spin-off for 'The Vampire Diaries,' and 'The Office' quietly turned down Dwight Schrute spin-off 'The Farm,' it seems ABC's 'Once Upon A Time' could soon get in on the spin-off game by developing a new series around its popular portrayal of 'Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter. And while as much as Sebastian Stan fans would love to see the actor in his own series, filming commitments to 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' may necessitate that the role be recast. Find out 'Once Upon A Time's Mad Hatter spin-off plans inside!
We've already heard a lot about 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' specifically regarding which stars from the first would be returning for another go with the Cap. Toby Jones and Sebastian Stan are both reprising their roles, while leading lady Hayley Atwell was a no-go. However, that last part might not be entirely true after all, according to her former co-star Stanley Tucci.