Hugo Weaving Doesn’t Want to Play Red Skull Again….SAY WHA….??????


I admit it:  I was greatly surprised by “Captain America: The First Avenger”, it was a much deeper, fun, and exciting film than what the trailers portrayed.  The 2 leads (Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving) made the film work and grounded it in some sort of believability.  They were the perfect foils for each other, and I couldn’t really see anyone as The Red Skull other than Mr. Smi…I mean Mr. Weaving.

“Give me back my FACE!!!!!!”

Well this is very disturbing news, in a recent interview with Collider, Hugo Weaving was talking about the future plans for him as The Red Skull in future Marvel Cinematic Universe, this is what was said:

I think the tendency, with those films, would be to probably not bring a villain back. They might for “The Avengers”, but I didn’t think I’d be in Captain America 2 or 3. I don’t think Red Skull will be there, and it’s not something I would want to do again.  “I did sign up for a number of pictures and I suppose, contractually, I would be obliged to, if they forced me to, but they wouldn’t want to force someone to do it, if they didn’t want to, I think I’ve done my dash with that sort of film. It was good to do it and try it out, but to be honest, it’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by. As an actor, to do all sorts of different films is great. It stretches you in different ways. But, I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.”

Now you can take this as face value, or you can read between the lines, his “excitement” may be raised with a larger paycheck.  He was terrific as The Red Skull in “Captain America: the First Avenger” and I was hoping, personally an appearance in “The Avengers”.  It may be the sheer size of the films, even though “The Matrix” films were comparable in size and scope.  He voiced Megatron for 3 “Transformers” films, but he didn’t have to be on set, in makeup, so maybe that “excited” him.

Do you want to see Weaving return in a future Marvel film?  Or would like to see an adequate replacement at The Red Skull?  Let us know.

Via : CBR

Author: Lazz82

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  • Tin Hoang

    We already know that Red Skull would be a villian. Personally, I’d rather see a new villian anyway, maybe Baron Zemo or even a group like the Serpent Society.

    Red Skull and Hugo Weaving was great in the first one, but i’m all for a new villian. There are so many to choose from and they are just as fun to see as the good guys.

    • Lazz82

      I agree 100% with Baron Zemo, I am not saying Red Skull has to be the MAIN villain…but when you think Cap…You think Skull…a cameo..a puppet master…SOMETHING..

  • ekadoken

    the 1st film is so Booooring, next one should need new villains.

    • Tin Hoang

      To be honest, I thought it was boring as well. All these origins movie are boring to me. Maybe because these origin movies are not really for us. The first 3/4 of captain america bored the crap out of me. But once he was officially Capt America, past the USO propaganda part, the movie finally got good.

  • Juggernaut

    Too bad. It would have been cool to have Red Skull emerging in modern day to run a new and improved Hydra. However, Cap has plenty of enemies and there have been so many leaders of that faction that the character’s involvement isn’t a must. Zemo, Viper, Sin, any of them could lead the new regime if Marvel decides to go back to Hydra in future films.

    • WingCm

      I would like to see Zemo. He’s always been a pretty decent villain, and he was around a lot in the early Marvel days.

      • Juggernaut

        Having a Thunderbolts type of arc in a future Avengers film would be really cool too. Having SHIELD make The Avengers publc enemy #1 and needing to enlist a new team to hunt them down would be a really cool plot for a film and Zemo’s undercover villains be the task force assigned to the job would be cool!

        • Dedpool

          That’d be interesting. But then again very close to Civil War and I think they’d rather do that if they’re going to make the Avengers public enemy.

          • Juggernaut

            Yeah that would be the better option if it could be done in a movie.

  • Dedpool

    I still think he’ll resourface in some way. A Flashback maybe or perhaps maybe even a new Skull in the form of Sin, or CrossBones.

    • Juggernaut

      That was my thinking. Reveal that he had a daughter (Sin) during his interdimentional wandering and she has been raised and chosen to bring upon the second coming of Hydra. They could even do a version of the whole Skadi angle! With Redskull being teleported by the cube at the end of CATFA he could have ended up in one of the nine realms and could bring the Asgardian aspect to the plot. Getting way ahead of myself. Lol.

  • clarkspark

    I say fine by me. Although I like Weaving as an actor, Red Skull doesn’t interest me. I would rather see them free up more villains for the other Cap movies.

  • X_p

    this kind of movie doesnt “excite” him? what is he talking about? his entire carreer is based off ridiculous movies with comic book dialog. its not like hes Gary Oldman or Anthony Hopkins quality. didnt he see how quickly terence howard got replaced by Don Cheadle in iron man 2 and howard has a better resume than mr. smith does.

    • Lazz82

      Terence Howard has a better resume than Hugo Weaving??/ REALLY???