Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hugo Weaving Confirmed As Red Skull In 'Captain America' Updated

Hugo Weaving has officially signed on to play the villainous Red Skull in 'The First Avenger: Captain America'.

It is expected the movie version of the Red Skull will be an update of the classic comic book character whose real name is John Schmidt and was drafted into the service of the Third Reich and renamed the Red Skull.

'Iron Man 2' director Jon Favreau also revealed that Tony Stark's father Howard will appear in the Captain America movie:

“Yeah, because he was around then. 'Captain America' is World War II. It wouldn’t be that same actor, probably, because he would be much younger. Howard Stark was starting out during that time, and he was involved with the war effort, much like Howard Hughes.”

UPDATE: Dominic Cooper has told Salon that he will be playing Tony Stark's father Howard in 'Captain America'