Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango
I'm not expecting Redford to be anything more than a hardass SHIELD official. He'll be the by-the-book, head office type who takes over to track down Fury and give orders that Steve will ignore in pursuit of the actual plot. By the end he'll Do The Right Thing/Make The Right Call™ and we'll find out he isn't as much of a dick head as we were initially led to believe.
I do think think that he'll have a personal stake in the Winter Soldier, though. Prolly had a clash or two with him back in the 70's/80's, maybe even led an investigation that went nowhere. That's too good to ignore and I hope it features heavily.
Redford's already said his character is a villain, though.