Hugo Weaving Not Keen On Reprising ‘Red Skull’ In CAPTAIN AMERICA 2...Or Ever Again
Dismissing any speculation that the villainous Hydra Leader will return in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Red Skull actor Hugo Weaving says he's not interested in reprising the role at all.
The penultimate sequence of last year's Captain America: The First Avenger movie featured Steve Rogers heroically taking on Johann Schmidt himself, before the Red Skull was seemingly fried by the Tesseract. However, it's strongly believed that the HYDRA commander was transported into the cosmos, which left doors open for a possible return in another movie. While that return likely won't be in the forthcoming sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the villain's actor, Hugo Weaving, says he has no desire to reprise the role at all; Speaking with Collider, he said:
I [signed a multi-picture deal] for Captain America. 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’m glad I did it. 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.
Head to Collider for full chat. Marvel Studios are no strangers to recasting actors, but considering there have been multiple Red Skulls in the comics beyond Johann Schmidt, that potential dilemma could be easily resolved. Of course, this all depends on whether Marvel has any plans set for the villain in the future. What do you think?
Described as a political thriller, Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where the highly anticipated film “Marvel’s The Avengers” leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D, and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world.
Starring Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joe Russo & Anthony Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “Captain America” first published in 1941 and a comics institution ever since. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is scheduled for release on April 4, 2014. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. And in addition, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; and the untitled “Marvel's The Avengers” sequel on May 1, 2015.
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