Red Skull Actor Surprises Marvel Fans With His Remarks on Captain America

MCU has introduced many memorable superheroes over the years. From Iron Man to Thor and Captain America, fans have flocked into theaters to watch their favorite heroes take on their foes. Their foes, however, have been another story altogether. MCU seems to have focused more on their heroes than their villains as they are quite a forgettable bunch. Aside from Loki and Thanos, the villains have been sparse in fan’s memories.


Red Skull was the villain Captain America first encountered in his first feature Captain America: Winter Soldier. He was a part of Hydra and he was in line for the typical super villain with plans to take over the world. The actor Hugo Weaving who played Red Skull has been vocal in the past for his distaste with the role and rightly so. The actor has played the villain in memorable films like The Matrix trilogy (where he was Mr.Smith) and a masked vigilante in V for Vendetta. Yahoo recently did an interview with him and the topic turned to Captain America and MCU. The actor was quite open with where his opinion stood on the subject:

“It was fun to play; I enjoyed the outrageousness of the German accent that I employed and I enjoyed the extraordinary mask and costume, even though it was unbelievably hot inside it. I enjoy mask work; I enjoy trying to animate masks and reveal certain things that the mask itself might not reveal. V for Vendetta was another example of that, but there was less animation within that mask versus the Red Skull.

With Marvel, it’s pretty basic stuff: accept the deal and enjoy the ride. It’s not a major stretch for an actor, but on the other hand the difficulty with the Marvel universe is maintaining a link to a human dimension within such an extraordinary, technological CGI universe. In terms of me going back and doing another one, I don’t know. I’m not sure what they’re up to with the Red Skull.”

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With MCU moving into its third phase, the company should concentrate on making more memorable characters in future films. With Red Skull, there have no been no further plans on what will happen with the villain but that could quickly change if a third Captain America movie happens.

Amy Fanai

Movie lover who writes about movies.
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