According to Entertainment Weekly on Jan. 25, at the Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford opened up about his film projects including "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". Apparently Redford found the idea of bringing something he's always known to be a cartoon into the real world through technology was something that had been quite appealing to him.
“One of the reasons that I did it was I wanted to experience this new form of filmmaking that’s taken over where you have kind of cartoon characters brought to life through high technology".
He referred to it as a "new order of filmmaking" and he had been wanting to immerse himself in the opportunity to be a part of these highly technological projects.
“The Avengers series is a product of high technology playing a major role in the new order of filmmaking so I wanted to experience that—I just wanted to know what that was like and I had that opportunity, so for me it was like stepping into new terrain just to experience what it was like".
Redford had always been a "nuts and bolts" actor and to finally be a part of a large grand scale trend of films is something that he's been wanting to do. Also, considering it would be also appealing to find him among the the current actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the San Diego Comic Con International in July, but it would likely not be the case because he'd be playing a villain in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".
The film is scheduled to be released come April 4.