‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Hugo Weaving Was Asked To Return As Red Skull

Hugo Weaving Red Skull Avengers Infinity War

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War was full of major surprises for fans of the entire 10-year run of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. Perhaps one of the most exciting moments of fan service involves a surprise appearance from Red Skull (Ross Marquand) after his mysterious disappearance in Captain America: The First Avenger. Ross Marquand of The Walking Dead fame fulfilled the role as Red Skull in place of Hugo Weaving.

During a Q&A for the film following a special screening, the Russo Brothers confirmed to the packed audience that Weaving was asked to reprise his role as Red Skull before Marquand came in:

Hugo Weaving previously admitted that he was uninterested in returning to play Red Skull after his one appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger. Despite of this, it was still exciting for fans to see Red Skull revealed as the keeper of the Soul Stone on Vormir as he revealed to Thanos (Josh Brolin) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) that the only way to receive the stone is to sacrifice a soul that’s loved.

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The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Terry Notary, Carrie Coon, and Josh Brolin. Here’s the official synopsis:

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

The currently-untitled Avengers 4 features a cast made up of many of the key players in Infinity War — alongside Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and newcomers such as Brie Larson, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Emma Fuhrmann. The film hits theaters on May 3, 2019.

Source: Collider

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