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Hugo Weaving Is Officially Red Skull
Captain America’s villain locked in

04 May 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Marvel Studios

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It’s been almost two months since Hugo Weaving was announced as the top contender to play villain Johann Schmidt – better known as the Red Skull - in Captain America, but Marvel has now officially announced that he’s joining the cast.

Schmidt in the comics had varying backgrounds, but in The First Avenger, he’ll be a Nazi officer personally groomed by Hitler himself for terror and intimidation. After wreaking havoc through Europe, he’s eventually matched up against Steve Rogers.

Weaving is the latest addition to a cast that includes Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell and Sebastian Stan. Joe Johnston will start shooting next month here in the UK for a July 2011 release date.

We’re assuming the contract negotiations took a while, including agreeing to give Weaving the freedom to kick in the goolies anyone he spots doing an Agent Smith impersonation within earshot.
 


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He's quite easily a top 5 choise to play any villan. If the last part is true, that would be awesome. More

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good choice of villain i know from a very good source that 'Project Iceberg' as its officially known, is moving along nicely! More

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Finally. Confirmation! Hugo is fantastic. More

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