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