Originally Posted by Suzanne78
It's really too perfect, Redford in this role. He could've easily been Captain America if they had decided to produce a movie in the 1970's. He's associated with political thrillers, which the Russos and Marvel decided to use as inspiration.
Really, it's almost Kismet how it worked out.
Redford gave an interview to EMPIRE last year where they brought it up and when they asked him if he would've played the role if there was a movie of Cap being made back in the 70s he said no. Though he then briefly mentions getting the offer to play Superman (as he was one of the many unlikely superstar names WB were considering).