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.
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