Hugo Weaving Comments Briefly On His Captain America Experience!

The actor, who plays the Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger, talks about his experiences while working on the movie as well as how long he was on set and the reaction he imagines it will get...

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By Josh Wilding - 5/10/2011

Our friends over at Australian publication, Inside Film Magazine, have been kind enough to supply us with a sneak peak at an interview they conducted with Captain America: The First Avenger star, Hugo Weaving. While they'd already published an excerpt of this on their site in which the actor talked about his work on The Matrix and The Wolfman, editor Brendan Swift put me in touch with writer Sam Dallas, who was kind enough to share the following with me. (As well as the promise of more about the movie in a future issue the upcoming August/September issue!)

"I was over there in London for about two months last year and they kept shooting for some time after I left them and I think it all wrapped up okay. They were pleased with it, I haven’t seen anything of it but I saw very little when I was over there. Its fabulous production values. It should be a lot of fun, its an enjoyable sort of adventure romp. If its anything like Iron Man it should be very popular I would think."


To read the interview where Hugo Weaving talks in detail about his time working on movies like The Wolfman, The Matrix and Little Fish, click on the image below to head on over to the site.




With an all star cast which includes Chris Evans as Captain America, Sebastian Stan as Bucky, Hugo Weaving as Red Skull, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Tommy Lee Jones as Col. Chester Phillips, Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine and Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Captain America: The First Avenger will be released in 3D on July 22, later this year!




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TheLight - 5/10/2011, 10:19 AM
This was a huge step up from the iconic Agent Smith. Who needs Mr. Anderson, when you have Captain America stopping you're plans to take the world.
FrankGarret - 5/10/2011, 10:19 AM
The Iron Man comment irks me for some reason, it's as if he's not entirely sure, or doesn't care.

I'm certain it'll be great, and Weaving will be a great Rskull.

Check out my Captain America 2 fan cast HERE!
TyrannicalOverlord - 5/10/2011, 10:20 AM

"If its anything like Iron Man it should be very popular I would think."

Agreed.
nuck82 - 5/10/2011, 10:21 AM
2 months of shooting? i wounder how much of the film hes in
UncleDrew - 5/10/2011, 10:22 AM
I feel as if whoever is talking about this film, talks very skeptical and I'm worried that it won't be good
gmoney0505 - 5/10/2011, 10:25 AM
Where the hell is Trailer 2??????????????????????????????????????

They are taking too long with showing stuff and I need to see more than explosions. Need to see Red Skull or some dialogue from him.
StrangerX - 5/10/2011, 10:30 AM
It looks like they kept him in the dark so I can see why he's not too sure how it will come out.
ThreeBigTacos - 5/10/2011, 10:35 AM
Trailer 2 should be here soon. At the very latest end of the month. I wouldn't be surprised if the trailer showed up with Hangover 2's launch, or Pirates of the Caribbean for that matter. If the marketing department is smart (granted, if the trailer is ready as well) then they should release it alongside two movies that will bring a HUGE crowd.
Spidey91 - 5/10/2011, 10:42 AM
"Welcome to Auscwitz,Mr Rogers" :P
JWStubner - 5/10/2011, 10:44 AM
I have to believe Marvel went balls to the wall with this one. After all it is Captain friggin' America!
marvel72 - 5/10/2011, 10:47 AM
can't wait,this could be the best comic book movie of the year.

loki vs red skull for villain of the year.

anyone know when the second trailer is coming.
JudgeDrok - 5/10/2011, 10:52 AM
LMAO @teabag

This movie looks fantastic. I'm not really a fan of Marvel but the films are always enjoyable. However I think this will be the best Marvel film yet!
dahamma - 5/10/2011, 10:54 AM
Iron man was AWESOME but idk it gets me how everyone refrences it as a standard. Iron Man Works because of the story,theme and actors. Captain AMerica in my opinion is a different beast. I dont want it to be like Iron Man.

Heck I think Thor Takes the place of my fav Marvel film.

I have to say tho, although Thor is my fav super hero, im SUPER excited for CAP. Probably due to that we havent seen much of this film at ALL!
Ghostfire - 5/10/2011, 11:06 AM
Let's have faith fellas. So far Marvel hasn't let us down. But I do agree with most of you that we need the 2nd trailer soon. July 22nd is taking forever!!!
Fogs - 5/10/2011, 11:12 AM
Cap will be good, if they're making something that relates to Rocketeer and Raiders of the Lost Ark, like they said.

BTW: The supersoldier program was sponsored by Honda. Isn't that strange in WW2?


Jagfan28 - 5/10/2011, 11:29 AM
Does anyone know if he will be in the Avengers?
TyrannicalOverlord - 5/10/2011, 11:37 AM
@N- Are you on the right thread?
capcyclopsftw - 5/10/2011, 12:33 PM
where does it say he's unsure it will be good?
Horsemanofwar - 5/10/2011, 1:52 PM
Weaving's the man!
GUNSMITH - 5/10/2011, 2:31 PM


THEY DID SUCH A GOOD JOB ON HIS PROSTHETICS!..THAT'S COMIC BOOK...THEY MUST HAVE DIGITALLY REMOVED HIS NOSE LIKE THEY DID WITH VOLDAMORT IN THE HARRY POTTER MOVIES..
PrinceOfPower87 - 5/10/2011, 2:52 PM
@LOki

I'm curious to know why you think that GL and X-MEN:FC are going to suck and why you think CA:TFA might suck?

As far as I'm concerned, I sincerely hope that the 3 CBMs remaining this summer would AT LEAST be on par with Thor quality wise and that they make tons of money for the good of CBMs.
jaysin420 - 5/10/2011, 3:47 PM
I'm not really into this movie for whatever reason, but Red Skull looks amazing. Obviously it's the color but it reminds me of Darth Maul, who I think is one of the coolest looking villains ever.

So now I'm thinking, why aren't there more bad guys that are red?
Rexgabe - 5/10/2011, 6:00 PM
He looked good in the mask. I think this movie has the potential to be the best CBM this year. Evans better bring it though. He better pull off Cap's swagger or it (and maybe even The Avengers) is going to bomb.
ImInteresting - 5/11/2011, 12:29 AM
SamHell - 5/11/2011, 12:56 AM
Enough already with the gay, corny-ass moving avatars.

Hugo is a great voice actor as well, his Megatron is wicked
NeoBaggins - 5/11/2011, 2:57 AM
Red Skull? Hugo's comments sound more like the red flag.

I was over there in London for about two months.

I think it all wrapped up okay.

I haven’t seen anything of it.

I saw very little when I was over there.

It should be a lot of fun.

its an enjoyable sort of adventure romp.

If its anything like Iron Man it should be very popular I would think.
TesDaGreat - 5/11/2011, 7:20 AM
Hugo Weaving is an extraordinary actor! He brings his charactors to life!
TesDaGreat - 5/11/2011, 7:20 AM
ElseHarbeau - 5/11/2011, 3:01 PM
People always respond with trollish insults when I mention this, but Hugo Weaving isn't really the genre villain/"nerd movie" specialist too many of you perceive him to be, nor are these sorts of roles his favorite. The comments above are likely as enthusiastic as he's going to get about this film. I think the comparison to Iron Man is apt in that the actor playing the villain in that film-- Jeff Bridges-- didn't have a lot of screentime either. Both films are origin stories, so they focus on the titular superhero by definition, with the obligatory sideplots-- love story, nemesis, and introduction of secondary characters likely to be more prominent in sequels-- getting less screentime.

Weaving probably took the role to finance the indie projects he prefers acting in, and because he enjoyed working with director Joe Johnston on The Wolfman, not a movie anyone will say was a highlight in either of their careers. (Weaving was actually on the Wolfman set for four months, and his role in that film is relatively brief.)He's never said he loved the Captain America script, that he considers this the opportunity of a lifetime, or made any of the other sorts of comments one would expect from an actor who wants to make a career of these kinds of roles (ie Chris Evans).

In a MySpace/MTV interview filmed during last year's Comic Con, he termed the Red Skull role "just a job, really". He hopes viewers have fun with the film, and maybe it was fun to work on too. But people shouldn't define him by these sorts of roles, because it's rather insulting. I hope some fans follow the link to the Inside Film piece and watch Weaving's work in films like Little Fish, Last Ride and the forthcoming Oranges and Sunshine. Then you'll know what he's really capable of.
NeoBaggins - 5/11/2011, 5:53 PM
ElseHarbeau If Mr. Smith actually feels the way you've described, maybe he should follow his heart and stop slumming.
Crowskyler - 5/12/2011, 7:20 PM
Well spoken, ElseHarbeau, I agree entirely.

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