Hugo Weaving On What He Loved About Playing The Red Skull In CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

Marvel isn’t really known for bringing amazing villains to the big screen. The studio has taken a hero-centric approach with their films, and as such, they have a long list of forgettable baddies just about as long as their list of movies. One of the villains who fans really seem to connect with — at least early on — was that of the Red Skull, played by Hugo Weaving in Captain America: The First Avenger.

In the past, Weaving has said that he had no interest in returning to play Red Skull again, nor did he feel the villain had any real place in future movies. Though, despite how that may come across to some fans, that’s not to say he never enjoyed himself while on the set of the first Cap flick.

Speaking with Yahoo!, Weaving said the following while reminiscing about playing Red Skull:

“I thought it would be a lot of fun to play a classic über-Nazi, someone who thought Hitler was a p***y! [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.”

Will we see the Red Skull ever again? Never say never in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I feel like the statutes of limitations on the character have very much experience, Like how I don’t think we’ll ever see the Leader from the Incredible Hulk movie, I think too much time has passed, and the world has become too crowded to bring back Red Skull.

Regardless, Weaving’s interpretation of the classic Captain America villain will live on for generations to come.

What do you think of Weaving’s comments about playing Red Skull? Do they make you want to see him return in a future Marvel film? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCE: Yahoo! (via Cinema Blend)

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