Hugo Weaving Is Red Skull

 

It was basically confirmed before, but today comes official word from Marvel that Agent Elrond himself, Hugo Weaving, will be playing Johan Schimdt, aka Red Skull, opposite Chris Evans in "Captian America: The First Avenger." I cant think of anyone better to play this part. Weaving is a fantastic actor and can play a sadistic character on screen with ease. For those of you unfamiliar with Red Skull, he is was an orphan in Germany who was taken under Hitler's wing and personally trained to be a Nazi General. His story in teh movie will be altered so we will see which route they take.

"Captain America: The First Avenger" opens July 22, 2011. 

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