Friday, March 12, 2010

Will Hugo Weaving Be The Red Skull?

While the search for Steve Rogers goes on, 'First Avenger: Captain America' may have found its first cast member as Hugo Weaving is in talks to play The Red Skull:
The dealmaking with Weaving is in a delicate stage that will play out in the next day or so. Agencies grouse that Marvel plays hardball in the negotiating process and also demands multi-movie commitments, though the latter usually applies to actors playing its heroes.
Johann Schmidt better know as The Red Skull has been Captain Americas long standing nemesis since 1941, when he engaged in espionage and sabotage as Hitler’s right-hand man. In his final battle with the superhero, he was buried under the rubble of a bombed building but — as would occur later with Captain America — fell into a state of suspended animation. Both were revived in modern times.