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– by Seth McDonald

****THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR****

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One of the quaint little surprises in Avengers: Infinity War, was the return of Red Skull, the villain from Captain America: The First Avenger. Red Skull, who now, along with guarding it, has been charged with the duty of leading others to the soul stone, and presenting them with the course of action necessary to obtain the stone. Directors of the film, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, recently spoke with Uproxx, and enlightened fans on why Red Skull was chosen to take on this part in the story.

Joe Russo:

“Somebody had to be the gatekeeper to the Soul Stone and somebody had to distribute the rules to Thanos and Gamora. Who felt credible to the audience. And a character who has been trapped – the Red Skull has been turned into this wraith who now guards the Soul Stone and distributes the rules to whoever shows up their trying to obtain it. It felt like there was more credibility than just a random character.”

Anthony Russo:

“In a way that was credible and believable. Somebody who has a history with the stones may seem like they have a little more authority in terms of their experience – especially a tragic experience.”

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I thought bringing back Red Skull worked really well. The character has made quite the journey, from being at the forefront of the second World War, himself seeking infinity stones, and now banished to the planet Vormir, forced to serve those who come seeking the soul stone. I wonder how, why, and who put the Red Skull into his new occupation? As Maz Kanata says, perhaps that’s a story for another time.

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Source: Uproxx