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Hugo Weaving looks back on his time as Red Skull in Captain America

09.23.2016
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Hugo Weaving Captain America: The First Avenger Red Skull

Much like the comics on which they're based, the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe play pretty fast and loose when it comes to life and death. Despite several characters apparently meeting their ends, there's typically a way of bringing them back from the brink. However, despite being one of Captain America's most recognized opponents, Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) is one character who Marvel has left in purgetory.

If you'll recall, Red Skull was consumed by the Tesseract (one of the Infinity stones) at the close of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and so far, that's the last we've seen of him. It probably doesn't help that Hugo Weaving hasn't exactly expressed a burning desire to revisit the role, but while speaking with Yahoo Movies recently, the actor seemed to look back at his Marvel experience a little more fondly.

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.

With Marvel, it’s pretty basic stuff: accept the deal and enjoy the ride. It’s not a major stretch for an actor, but on the other hand the difficulty with the Marvel universe is maintaining a link to a human dimension within such an extraordinary, technological CGI universe. In terms of me going back and doing another one, I don’t know. I’m not sure what they’re up to with the Red Skull.

Per usual Marvel policy, Hugo Weaving did sign a multi-picture deal but that doesn't necessarily guarantee that we'll see Red Skull return. As someone who enjoyed Weaving's sinister over-the-top portrayal of Johann Schmidt, I've love to see him return in a future Marvel flick, perhaps once those pesky Infinity stones finally come into play.

Would you like to see Red Skull return to the MCU?

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8:23AM on 09/26/2016
I'm glad he's not totally opposed to coming back if they want him, and at least they didn't "kill" his character (not that that really counts for much in comics). I honestly thought he was great in the role. Give Zola his robot body and then have Zola find a way to bring Red Skull back. There've been enough subsequent movies that getting them together again would actually be really cool.
I'm glad he's not totally opposed to coming back if they want him, and at least they didn't "kill" his character (not that that really counts for much in comics). I honestly thought he was great in the role. Give Zola his robot body and then have Zola find a way to bring Red Skull back. There've been enough subsequent movies that getting them together again would actually be really cool.
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6:47PM on 09/25/2016
He should definitely come back. Anything with Hugo in is a bonus. Also, whilst the MCU has a huge stable of heroes, aside from Loki, it doesn't have many villains that could be a perennial thorn in the side. Red Skull would be ideal to return to bolster the villain list.
He should definitely come back. Anything with Hugo in is a bonus. Also, whilst the MCU has a huge stable of heroes, aside from Loki, it doesn't have many villains that could be a perennial thorn in the side. Red Skull would be ideal to return to bolster the villain list.
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6:41PM on 09/25/2016
Hugo Weaving in anything is a plus. Long live Lord Elrond.
Hugo Weaving in anything is a plus. Long live Lord Elrond.
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1:26AM on 09/25/2016
I seem to remember him speaking pretty negatively about being Red Skull a few years ago. I wonder if this means they've backed up the money truck and are getting him to return somewhere down the line?
I seem to remember him speaking pretty negatively about being Red Skull a few years ago. I wonder if this means they've backed up the money truck and are getting him to return somewhere down the line?
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2:50PM on 09/24/2016
I think, maybe post-Infinity Wars, he could make a comeback. I once got in a debate with a friend who thought Weaving's The Red Skull felt too much like a stereotypical Nazi to be counted among the more memorable villains in the MCU. I think if they brought him back it would be an opportunity to develop the character, away from the Third Reich, and make him a more interesting villain. To this day I will think of him as the one real bad guy who could go toe-to-toe with Cap (Bucky doesn't count).
I think, maybe post-Infinity Wars, he could make a comeback. I once got in a debate with a friend who thought Weaving's The Red Skull felt too much like a stereotypical Nazi to be counted among the more memorable villains in the MCU. I think if they brought him back it would be an opportunity to develop the character, away from the Third Reich, and make him a more interesting villain. To this day I will think of him as the one real bad guy who could go toe-to-toe with Cap (Bucky doesn't count). The fact that we don't know where he went seems like they definitely had designs at one time to bring Red back.
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8:58AM on 09/24/2016
The Red Skull is probably one of the most recognizable and iconic villain in the entire Marvel Universe that have ever been adapted for live action, but he's sadly also (chronologically) the first of many underutilized villains in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. He really needs to come back in a big way.
The Red Skull is probably one of the most recognizable and iconic villain in the entire Marvel Universe that have ever been adapted for live action, but he's sadly also (chronologically) the first of many underutilized villains in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. He really needs to come back in a big way.
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8:58AM on 09/24/2016
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7:08PM on 09/23/2016
He's one of the best villains that the MCU has had thus far and would love to see him return and team up with Baron Zemo for one of the Infinity War films and/or perhaps a fourth Captain America film. Would be great to see Cap, and Bucky go head to head with the two of them again since First Avenger.
He's one of the best villains that the MCU has had thus far and would love to see him return and team up with Baron Zemo for one of the Infinity War films and/or perhaps a fourth Captain America film. Would be great to see Cap, and Bucky go head to head with the two of them again since First Avenger.
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