Originally Posted by Chris B
My current guess is that MCU Alexander Pierce will be an amalgam of his comic counterpart and Aleksander Lukin.
This is pretty much what I was gonna say, wasn't sure if it's been mentioned before. Probably has been though many times. But Redford's character could totally be the same idea as Lukin's. Could be a way for them to reintroduce Red Skull also somehow if they wanted to. Just like in the comic.