Discuss: Did That First Look at 'Red Skull' Live Up To Expectations?
by Alex Billington
February 7, 2011
Meet Johann Schmidt. You may know him better as Red Skull. He has been unmasked! In Marvel's debut of footage in the form of a 30-second Super Bowl TV spot for Captain America: The First Avenger, a quick flash in the trailer revealed our first look at actor Hugo Weaving as the Third Reich's Red Skull. As this is a big reveal (in addition to seeing Chris Evans kickin' ass as Cap) I thought I'd snap a shot and open up the floor to discussion on his look. Red Skull first appeared in Captain America Comics #7 1941, created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Does he look as good as you expected? Warning: spoilers may follow!
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 Narnia 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.