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Hugo Weaving in talks to play Captain America villain Red Skull!

03.12.2010

Though much of the speculation of late has centered around who will (or who won't) play Captain America himself, news has now nonchalantly emerged that Hugo Weaving (THE WOLFMAN, V FOR VENDETTA, THE MATRIX) is close to securing the part of Cap's arch-nemesis Red Skull! A good number of our readership was veering towards some Christoph Waltz in a recent "Cast This" column, though Weaving I feel is a very fine choice (and one that makes sense, since Weaving just worked with director Joe Johnston on THE WOLFMAN).

THR's Heat Vision explains some of the details regarding the casting: "The dealmaking with Weaving is in a delicate stage that will play out in the next day or so. Agencies grouse that Marvel plays hardball in the negotiating process and also demands multi-movie commitments, though the latter usually applies to actors playing its heroes."

Multi-movie commitment? Only if Weaving doesn't bite the red, white, and blue dust, which... who knows?! Anything could happen. I was just last week on the set of THOR (a preview of which I'll hopefully get to bring you guys soon), and the fact is, Marvel is being extremely tight-lipped about everything right now (especially CAPTAIN AMERICA).

But this is a great big (red) bone we've been tossed. What do guys think of this? Strike Back below and let us know!
Extra Tidbit: When you guys are all done here, be sure to watch Albert Pyun's 1990 CAPTAIN AMERICA online. I recommend hard alcohol and/or a blunt to enhance your viewing experience (as if that were possible).

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