Will we ever see Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull again? Considering that Hugo Weaving signed a multi-picture deal beyond “Captain America: The First Avenger,” it’s an entirely likely possibility. But that doesn’t mean Weaving wants to play the role again in the future.
Speaking with Collider, Weaving confessed that while he’s signed on for further films with Marvel Studios, he sincerely hopes he’s not called back into action.
“I don’t think Red Skull will be there,” he answered when asked if he’d appear in the “Captain America” or “Avengers” sequels. “And it’s not something I would want to do again.”
“I’m glad I did it,” he continued. “I did sign up for a number of pictures and I suppose, contractually, I would be obliged to, if they forced me to, but they wouldn’t want to force someone to do it, if they didn’t want to. I think I’ve done my dash with that sort of film. It was good to do it and try it out, but to be honest, it’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by.”
Even if Weaving doesn’t want to come back for more “Captain America” or Marvel movies, there are still ways for Red Skull to be involved in the future of that on-screen universe. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in particular could have a built-in way of calling upon the Skull without calling upon Weaving.
Still, considering how excellent Weaving was in the role, it’s sad to consider the future of the “Captain America” series without the actor along for the ride at least in some capacity.
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