Hugo Weaving in Talks to Play Red Skull in Captain America!
by Ethan Anderton
March 11, 2010
Marvel Studios may not have yet figured out who will take on the role of The First Avenger: Captain America, despite being passed the March 1st deadline Joe Johnston said was in place for casting, but it looks like they're in the process of locking down a villain as Heat Vision reports Hugo Weaving is in talks to play Cap's arch nemesis Red Skull who has always been at odds with the hero since 1941 when he stood with Hitler, partaking in espionage and sabotage against the United States. However, nothing is official yet as Heat Vision says negotiations are in a "delicate stage" and will conclude in the next day or so. Read on!
This makes sense not only considering Weaving's great turn as the evil Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy, but also his recent work with director Joe Johnston in The Wolfman. At least it seems like they've got the villainous side of things right for Captain America, but we better find out who is taking on the role of the heroic Steve Rogers sooner than later because this endless speculation is getting old really fast. I just want casting to be done so we can all start getting exciting for the movie itself and all the Marvel Universe fun to follow. For now, this couldn't be any better! What do you guys think of Hugo Weaving as Red Skull?