Movie legend Robert Redford told the Russo Brothers on the set of Avengers: Endgame that it would be his last role on a film ever.
It was a surprise when an actor of his caliber in Robert Redford originally joined the cast of Captain Ameria: The Winter Soldier. Despite Robert Redford’s Alexander Pierce dying in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the actor made an unexpected appearance in Avengers: Endgame. This was a shock to many because Robert Redford originally said 2018’s The Old Man & the Gun was going to be his last film.
Robert Redford’s small role came when the Avengers traveled back in time to New York 2012, as they tried to obtain the tesseract. The scene added another layer to the MCU and set the stage for what we eventually saw with HYDRA role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. During the Avengers: Endgame commentary track, the filmmakers spoke about how the Marvel Studios film will be his final movie:
Christopher Marcus: And this is, as declared by the man himself on set, Robert Redford’s last movie role.
Joe Russo: That was his last day of acting…ever.Anthony Russo: His last performance, Stan Lee’s last performance.
Joe Russo: Yeah, seven years of really incredible moments on these movies, this is certainly up there, directing Robert Redford’s last day.
Anthony Russo: Mr. Redford may change his mind, appear in another movie.
While Avengers: Endgame is seemingly Robert Redford’s final film, the legendary actor will reportedly appear as himself on HBO’s Watchmen series as the U.S. President.
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The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers:Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD and will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 13.