Hugo Weaving Recalls His Time As The Red Skull In ‘The First Avenger’


Despite what you may have heard about Hugo Weaving not enjoying his time as Captain America’s greatest enemy, in Captain America: The First Avenger. In a new interview, the actor revealed the “fun” time he had portraying the role. The last time we saw Weaving’s Red Skull, he was zapped inside the Tesseract, never to be seen again. While a lot of fans (myself included) would love to see Weaving return to the role, the actor has made it clear in the past that he has no idea if Marvel would like him to return.

In a new interview with Yahoo, while promoting his latest film, The Dressmaker, the actor stated:

“I thought it would be a lot of fun to play a classic über-Nazi, someone who thought Hitler was a pussy! [Laughs] It was fun to play; I enjoyed the outrageousness of the German accent that I employed and I enjoyed the extraordinary mask and costume, even though it was unbelievably hot inside it. I enjoy mask work; I enjoy trying to animate masks and reveal certain things that the mask itself might not reveal. V for Vendetta was another example of that, but there was less animation within that mask versus the Red Skull.”

While the actor does not reveal anything too enticing, it is nice that he enjoyed his time as Johann Shmidt. Hopefully, we will see the Australian actor return to the role shortly, but with contract expirations, it seems to become less likely. What do you guys think? Would you like to see Weaving return to the role in a possible Captain America 4? Or do you think it is time to move onto a younger version of the character, perhaps based on the Ultimate version?

Source: CinemaBlend

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  • It’s funny how much backpedalling can happen in Hollywood. Weaving, like everyone else cast in a major role in a Marvel film, was signed to a multi-picture deal. After shooting the First Avenger, he let it be known that, while they could force him to return, he would do so under duress and it would show through his performance. You can google the interview, it was widely published. Hence why Skull has barely been mentioned, let alone seen in any of the subsequent movies.

    • Time heals all wounds. Between then and now, he might have been advised that his original attitude was unprofessional. Who knows?

      But it would be great for Red Skull to return. He should’ve been Alexander Pierce’s true identity in the Winter Soldier.

    • SAMURAI36

      Yeah, I recall that as well. I wonder how much Marvel paid him to say all these disingenuous edifications.

      • Axxell

        Nowhere near as much as you get paid to be a DC shill…

    • Jud3n25

      It’s almost as if everyone who was bitter towards Marvel changed there tune in the time following Perlmutter’s demotion by Disney. I would love for the Red Skull to return and be a presence leading up to and in Infinity War…He could return after Ragnarok and work with Zemo to really threaten the Avengers

  • Carl

    Well, I hope this means that he wants to come back or he has already been in talks to come back. I loved his Red Skull.

  • Nicolas Ben Songeons

    It’s a sign he’s on his way back for Avengers infinity

  • MrFreezeRhino

    Skull was transported by the Tesseract into space and ever since I’ve hoped that he’s been secretly working for Thanos or at least that Thanos would recruit him when he turns his malice towards Earth.