Robert Redford who last week was cast in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier shall be playing the character Alexander Pierce.
In the comic books Alexander Pierce is a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and is the right hand man to Public Director Nick Fury. Pierce is a “sleeper Agent” who is an expert in decoding Class Q dispatches from HYDRA.
Fury and Pierce work closely together after Fury is forced to go on the run. Together they break into a series of S.H.E.I.L.D. installations. Latterly Pierce worked as the middleman for Fury and Tony Stark.
We already know that Redford’s character will appear in a number of Marvel films. With what we already know about the character from the source material, we can presume two things will happen in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier and within the Marvel Universe:
A) Nick Fury is forced to go underground and seeks help from Pierce.
B) Alexander Pierce will act as the middle-man for Tony Stark and Nick Fury.
May be pushing the boat out here, but is it possible Redford is filming a scene for Iron Man 3?
There is certainly more than enough time to film a short end of credits sequence which ties together Iron Man 3, Captain America 2 and Avengers 2.
Perhaps Redford will don Jackson’s role during Phase 1 for Phase 2?