Marvel Officially Confirms Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull

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People on Internertland have known that Hugo Weaving would be playing the Red Skull in Marvel’s “The First Avenger: Captain America” for quite some time now, but it hasn’t been official. Until now. Marvel has now confirmed the casting of “Matrix” star Weaving as Johann Schmidt, the German soldier who would eventually become the Red Skull, Captain America’s greatest nemesis.

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Louis D’Esposito will executive produce. The film will be released in the U.S. on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

“Captain America: The First Avenger” will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Weaving is the Red Skull, Chris Evans is Captain America, Sebastian Stan is Bucky, and Hayley Atwell is Peggy Carter. Joe Johnson will direct the period-set film for a 2011 release.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Was SOOOOOO hoping this would come true!!! Perfect perfect perfect!!!!!
    “Hello Heir Captain. It's good to see you again. Time has been much kinder to you than it has to me as you can see.”
    “Do I know you?”
    “Ah the face. An unfortunate after effect of our vershion of the Ubermench syrum. You knew me as Captain Johan Schmitt. But now I am called the Red Skull.”

    That's be such a great scene. Oh and I beat Ulik again!

  • ulik

    Oooooooh!!! WHY YOU…. #$%@&^!!! ;-0 Yeah, awesome choice,yeah your dialogue sounds like Weaving dialogue as Red Skull too! LOL! “Never the leSS mein frein, SSSSuch a shame that your DEATH is INEVITABLE.”

  • thestrongestthereis

    HAHAHAHA you guys compliment each other so well in comments. I too was hoping this would happen. I can't wait!!!!!

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I know right? Where do we come up with this stuff? Lol.

  • Matt

    Now all we need to do is get rid of Chris Evans, and we're set to go.

  • beano

    HELL YA! Hugo will be a PERFECT Red skull. Intelligent speechcraft with a sense of disturbing intentions.

  • beano

    hahaha 100x agreed

  • beano

    HELL YA! Hugo will be a PERFECT Red skull. Intelligent speechcraft with a sense of disturbing intentions.

  • beano

    hahaha 100x agreed