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A Better Photo of Hugo Weaving as Red Skull in 'Captain America'!

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March 3, 2011
Source: EW

Red Skull

When the first bit of footage for Marvel's comic book adaptation Captain America: The First Avenger premiered during the Super Bowl, we were finally given our first brief glimpse at Hugo Weaving as Cap's arch nemesis Red Skull. Of course there were mixed feelings, but that shot was very quick and the image wasn't the best angle to see the villain for the first time. But now EW has released a fantastic official image from the film that shows the weapons developer Johann Schmidt completely transformed into the villain we know as Red Skull. I'm definitely getting excited for the July 22nd theatrical release! See full photo below.

Red Skull Photo

Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger is directed by Joe Johnston, who previously directed Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, October Sky, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo and The Wolf Man. The screenplay was written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (writers of Life & Death of Peter Sellers, You Kill Me and all three Chronicles of Narna movies, from Lion, Witch, Wardrobe to Dawn Treader) and also Joss Whedon. Paramount is bringing Captain America to theaters starting on July 22nd this summer. Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 43 Comments

1

that Hydra uniform looks phenomenal!!

Desispeed on Mar 3, 2011

2

Has Johnston done the impossible?

Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011

3

Looks like it... I mean, the man did direct THE ROCKETEER (why the hell is that movie forgotten by the jerks who can only scream "But he directed THE WOLFMAN and JURASSIC PARK 3!! He sucks!"

Marc McKenzie on Mar 4, 2011

4

The Rocketeer only did poorly because it was released at the same time as Terminator 2... it's still fun.

Timothy Dalton's Mustache Ride on Mar 4, 2011

5

very very cool. makes me that much more excited for the flick (good marketing job!).

Dan Arbiture on Mar 3, 2011

6

Amazing casting... Amazing costume! Wow!

Ammon Anderson on Mar 3, 2011

7

wow, just wow. I love that mask. great makeup guys!

Michael McRorey on Mar 3, 2011

8

Amazing, love the Hydra uniform. His makeup looks amazing, not bulky with all the prosthetic to cover up his ears and such. Between this and the first teaser I'm very excited now.

Hamster on Mar 3, 2011

9

anybody know who did the make-up? 😮

Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011

10

am i the only person who gets less excited about this film every time i see something new?

Scottjamesnorth on Mar 3, 2011

11

yes

Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011

12

yes but that's only because you're an idiot!

Hansuggler22 on Mar 4, 2011

13

your a fuckin genius

dan druff on Mar 5, 2011

14

You mean you're ... not yours.

guest on Mar 31, 2011

15

He looks cool Johnston didn't know the impossibles

Pk16031980 on Mar 3, 2011

16

He looks great but I'm already betting the Nazi's are going to piss me off. The whole futuristicy nazi stuff doesn't fly with me. Lame. Captain America's world should be Private Ryanish with super hero stuff from him.

Johnny Neat on Mar 3, 2011

17

Yeah and Batman Begins should have been like the Bourne Identity, right?

Nick Rayner on Mar 4, 2011

18

yeah, its not like the Germans had jets (Messerschmitt Me 262), cruise missiles (v-1), ballistic missiles (V-2), guided missiles (Henschel Hs-293), wire guided anti tank missiles, stealth submarines,..... and kinds of technology that modern weapons are based on. yeah if they had that stuff they would have been real futuristic.

karl on Mar 4, 2011

19

Only Nolan can pull off realism for comic book films

Boon on Mar 3, 2011

20

Why should comic book films always be "realistic"? Dude, they're based on comic books!! Tell you what I don't want to see anymore of - Bruce Wayne complaining about how much his life sucks - I get a little to much of that "reality" in my own life, thanks.

Bart on Mar 3, 2011

21

couldn't have said it better myself

Duck on Mar 4, 2011

22

Like Duck said. Boon, please put down the Nolan pipe. I like the man and his take on Batman, but his way is not the only way to do comic book films (Christ, you do know of Dick Donner's SUPERMAN, Burton's BATMAN, Norrington's BLADE and Del Toro's BLADE II, right?).

Marc McKenzie on Mar 4, 2011

23

kudos! you guys can go ahead and waste your money on this likely one dimensional film

Boon on Mar 4, 2011

24

kudos! you can continue to be a close minded fool! don't you dare contribute a dime to captain america or related properties like the avengers!

gpak on Mar 4, 2011

25

OH NO! THEY CHOPPED OF HUGO'S NOSE!!!!!!

Chris on Mar 3, 2011

26

Damn, that is Zagnuts!

Kamish on Mar 3, 2011

27

Wow, that's Hugo Weaving!? Incredible!

Teru Kei on Mar 3, 2011

28

Holy balls thats cool!

Risk on Mar 3, 2011

29

I think Rick Baker did the make up because he did the wolfman also for Johnson

qtruong on Mar 3, 2011

30

Great costume. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't care what the haters say. I believe in Marvel.

grapefruit on Mar 3, 2011

31

Looks good, but I want to see it in motion and while he is talking before I cast my vote.

Desraider on Mar 3, 2011

32

I expected suck ass and instead got pure win.

Mrjzn on Mar 3, 2011

33

I'm amazed at just how cool looking the designs for this movie are. Red Skull looks better than in the comics - and Cap himself is looking more and more credible. I was never a big fan of Captain America - and it is likely going to be a tough sell outside of US - but it is clear that the studio has realised that and is going for a very smart approach here. Never thought I would say it but I am looking forward to this now

MikeCSS on Mar 3, 2011

34

Mike, gotta agree with you there. It's funny--but satisfying--to see the venom that was directed at this film slowly fade away as more images come out. I'm hoping that the film is good, and I hope that JJ pulls it off. If he can make it work like he did THE ROCKETEER, then this will be a great film. I'm not a huge fan of Cap either, but what's been revealed about this film so far is very impressive. This image of the Red Skull is dynamite.

Marc McKenzie on Mar 4, 2011

35

Weaving is great casting, and while Cap's design was at least decent to good this looks weak. I'm not outright hating on the movie and I'm especially not calling for realism, but that costume design is far off. Especially for a promo shot the make-up is far too bright, polished and plastic-y. He looks more like a "gritty new take on Mars Attacks" than a horribly disfigured Nazi. The worst part of it has got to be the coat, though. Where do all those straps go? What buttons what? Are the shoulder straps actually attached to the coat? Where do that weird strap on his left upper arm and the one across his abdomen go? I have no knowledge of costume design or tailoring at all and this raises so many stupid questions for me. If they went with the simple, strict cuts of the SS uniforms they would have been fine.

VonSpar on Mar 3, 2011

36

You answered your own questions with "I have no knowledge of costume design or tailoring at all and this raises so many stupid questions for me" all in all your just asking stupid questions, its costume design you just did what the designer wanted you to do and that is to look through the entire costume, there are diagonal lines leading throughout the costume to keep your eyes on the character, simple does not work any more, also in designing costumes/characters you need to establish a link between two characters ( cap and skull) some straps seem needless on both costumes but they are well needed and make a link between both characters.

Splinter on Mar 4, 2011

37

didn't realise Joe Johnston has been responsible for some of the greatest films of my childhood...Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji... hopefully Cap America pans out, a legendary character deserves a legendary film. looks much better than green lantern thankfully.

Ayotunde Afolabi on Mar 4, 2011

38

That is really just plain AWESOME! you know what I like Johnstons work! I liked the wolfman! I wanna see this movie!

Anonymous on Mar 4, 2011

39

head looks too animated, should have been more realistic... crap movie

Mrslippyfist on Mar 4, 2011

40

Oh Hugo weaving and his mask's. Man must have image issues...

Teru Kei on Mar 4, 2011

41

Whats with all the "should be more realistic" crap, these super heroes and super villains (are they real??) and therefore should look like that! Its based on a comic book and in opinion should look like a comic! and all this harping on about Nolan and only he can do can a decent comic book film!! I am a great fan of Nolan and his films but that style doesn't work with everyone type of character and nor should it as I am sure people would get bored very quickly of these type of films if they all had the same feel about them and I for one will not a say a bad word until I have seen the film!(hopefully not even then!)

tetsuo on Mar 4, 2011

42

epicness!!!

A5J4DX on Mar 6, 2011

43

He looks so real for the comic book character so it's Thor then Captain America, can't wait.

Fisherr on Mar 6, 2011

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