Hugo Weaving is Red Skull in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Actor Hugo Weaving will star as the Red Skull in the upcoming “Captain America” film, according to MTV News. Weaving has also starred in “Matrix”, “Lord of the Rings” and “Transformers”.
The film, formally titled “Captain America: The First Avenger“, will focus on how Steve Rogers first became Captain America. Originally introduced in the Marvel comic in 1941, Johann Schmidt, aka the Red Skull, is a close confidante of Adolf Hitler who had a very rough childhood. This leads him to hate all of humanity. Thus, a villain is born and once again, good and evil go head to head.
The comic book series turned blockbuster movie is scheduled to be released in July of 2011. Also starring are Chris Evans as Captain America, Haley Atwell as his girlfriend Peggy Carter and Sebastian Stan as his sidekick, Bucky Barnes. Filming should begin in the next few months.