We previously reported on the fact that at Toy Fair, the Red Skull happens to be a part of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier action figure line, which may have suggested the inclusion of the Red Skull in the movie.
Obviously, toy lines can be a lot different than the movies, and it wouldn't be a stretch to include the Red Skull in the Captain America 2 toy line as the character was the villain of the first film.
However, now a new report adds fuel to the fire.
It's being said that as part of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier soundtrack, that a song is titled: "Alexander Pierce is the Red Skull."
Alexander Pierce is played by Robert Redford.
Online speculation has it that somehow following the Red Skull's disappearance as a result of the Tesseract in Captain America: The First Avenger, that somehow he ends up as Alexander Pierce.
So has the big twist of Captain America 2 been spoiled with Robert Redford as the Red Skull?
It was previously rumored the movie is to have a big twist, and this would keep in line with the previous Marvel Studios movies' MMO (Mandarin in Iron Man 3; Loki in Thor 2). In addition, it has been said S.H.I.E.L.D. is involved (Redford's character is a head S.H.I.E.L.D. honcho); so everything does seem to fit.
Normally Marvel Studios is pretty careful about these things, did they let one slip by this time?
Check out the final Red Skull scene in Captain America: The First Avenger. Teleported to Alexander Pierce?
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has an April 4, 2014 release directed by the Russ Bros. starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily Van Camp, Hayley Atwell and Robert Redford.
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After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.