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Captain America Movie: Red Skull Cast

Hugo Weaving confirmed as the Red Skull in Marvel Studios' 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

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Marvel Studios announced today that Hugo Weaving has been cast to star as Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull in the studio's highly anticipated movie "Captain America: The First Avenger" opposite Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell.  In the early comics, Johann Schmidt was drafted into loyal service of The Third Reich and renamed "The Red Skull."  The character will be updated for the feature adaptation.  Joe Johnston will direct the film penned by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige will produce  "Captain America: The First Avenger." Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Louis D'Esposito will executive produce.  The film will be released in the U.S. on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Captain America and the Red Skull
"Captain America: The First Avenger" will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Weaving was last seen in "The Wolfman" and his voice is very recognizable as Megatron from "Transformers" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" as well as Noah the Elder from "Happy Feet."  His other film credits include starring in "V For Vendetta," "The Matrix" franchise and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

In addition to  "Captain America: The First Avenger," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including the highly anticipated sequel, "Iron Man 2," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow on May 7, 2010, "Thor" on May 6, 2011, and "Marvel Studios' The Avengers" on May 4, 2012.

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21 comments
DTrules
DTrules

i cant wait 4 this! EPIC!!!!!!!!

croftie
croftie

great to see an aussie in one of the lead roles good choice

firelash
firelash

good choice for red skull cast

tylerzombie
tylerzombie

hugo waeving is the perfect villian!

djwj80
djwj80

I love that Hugo Weaving is the Red Skull. I think he is one of the best actors around and i think he is serious enough to research the role. This guy has never disappointed me in a movie. As for Chris Evans, while having the same guy play 2 different characters, I think he might do a good job if he researches the part. I think he is a good actor and while i found human torch a bit annoying, that was the character and he played it well. Lets just hope he plays a serious Cap. But remember, a lot of people didn't think Heath Ledger was gonna do a good job and he suprised everybody.

LakerHater
LakerHater

Im not sure how much input gets viewed on these comments post section but I would hope that Marvel takes into consideration the fans views and opions on how their favorite characters are handled in a movie. That being said: Chris Evans as Captain America "What the F#@%$*k. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME. You have doomed this movie before its begun to utter failure. You do NOT and should not ever use the same actor who played Johnny Storm to play CAP. You must have at least thought this to yourself and said this is a bad idea.Cmon guys tell me you have a little more creativity than that, and I know you do so please I beg you find someone else to play Cap, Pleeeeaasseeee!

LittleGecko
LittleGecko

Hugo should use a voice similar for what he did in the matrix, but if he is a true professional he should sit down and watch film footage of Reinhard Heydrich and Joachim Peiper. These were extreme Nazi soldiers and would give him perfect insight into his role

dejitarus
dejitarus

They made a perfect choice for an actor that will portray Red Skull. No one else can make it better than Hugo. We're expecting he'll do better than he did as Agent.

jokerjonj82
jokerjonj82

Hugo is an excellent choice for the red skull. but I'm not to happy with Chris Evans playing Captain America. The roles he usally plays are playfull/comidic/arragant attitude, good for Johnny Storm but not Capt. Capt. is seirous and perfect solider.

agent_of_zurg
agent_of_zurg

I am excited to see this movie, if Marvel stays one the same path as they have with Iron Man this Movie and Thor should be stellar!!!

XINK-MANx
XINK-MANx

i didn't even know that the same lame actor was gonna play the 'cap's role... that sucks,it really does. He doesn't even seem to like the comic books as much as other great actors do.

The_Big_E_23
The_Big_E_23

i dont like the fact that chris evans will play 'cap in this movie... i just think that the guy known as the human torch shouldnt hog 'cap's role as well

XxMEGGAxX
XxMEGGAxX

Hugo is the only good part of this movie. I am still boycotting this movie due to the face that the Human Torch is playing the lead and they chose the cheapest guy they could find to play Bucky. To add insult to injury this movie will not be filmed in the USA... Thats right Captain AMERICA will NOT be filmed in... AMERICA.

Christepher
Christepher

yeah dats wht im talkin bout good actors i hope they get the movie right they shouldn't confuse the comic book readers thou and the people who dnt follow cmics or dnt even knw cap's story

thunderiano
thunderiano

This guy is awesome ! The best actor in this movie !

izellic
izellic

helll yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1finallyy

mayhemwolf22
mayhemwolf22

The Smith virus has returned!!! This movie is gonna rock