Agent Smith Wanted for Red Skull Role

evolveteam March 15, 2010 0

Fans have requested Jackie Earle Haley and Oscar winner Daniel Day Lewis to take on the role of the Red Skull for the upcoming “Captain America: First Avenger” film, but it looks like “Matrix Trilogy” villain Hugo Weaving is in talks to play Steve Rogers nemesis. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story:

Marvel Studios has zeroed in on Hugo Weaving to play the villainous Red Skull in “Captain America.”

Joe Johnston is directing the movie, which remains in search of the actor to play Steve Rogers, Captain America’s alter ego.

In the Marvel comics, Red Skull has been Captain America’s archenemy 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.

Seems like the perfect fit. Let’s just hope Weaving makes a better decision than he did with “The Wolfman.”

Source: THR