Hugo Weaving was amazing in the role of the Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger. Not many actors could have turned in the stellar performance that Weaving did. Recently, Weaving spoke to Yahoo about the role and the blast he had while doing it:
“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.”
As with every comic book villain that seemingly bites the dust, the Red Skull’s true fate remains unknown to everyone but Marvel. Perhaps even Marvel itself has not yet charted the Red Skull’s future. But it’s a pretty safe bet that we haven’t seen the last of him and hopefully not. After all, what would the Captain be without the Skull, right? With the next project in Marvel’s lineup being Avengers: Infinity War, the chances of the Red Skull materializing seems pretty high. When asked his thoughts on the chances, Weaving replied:
“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.”
Already known for pulling out all the stops in their films, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have already stated that they’re considering all options and possibilities as they create the storyline for Infinity Gauntlet. Considering that and the fact that the Cosmic Cube is actually a component of Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet increases our chances of seeing the Red Skull up on the big screen once again, tenfold. Hell, for all we know, the Red Skull could be a part of the Cosmic Cube on one cosmic level or another.
How cool would it be to see Red Skull return to the MCU? Let us know your thoughts.
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