Hugo Weaving does not want to play the Red Skull ever again
Monday, October 15, 2012
In a bit of surprising news, actor Hugo Weaving spoke with the website Collider and said he has no interest in ever reprising the role of the Red Skull again.
"I [signed a multi-picture deal] for Captain America. I think the tendency, with those films, would be to probably not bring a villain back. They might for The Avengers, but I didn’t think I’d be in Captain America 2 or 3. I don’t think Red Skull will be there. And it’s not something I would want to do again. I’m glad I did it. 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. As an actor, to do all sorts of different films is great. It stretches you in different ways. But, I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with."
Weaving has a point about the fact even if Marvel Studios wanted him to come back as the Red Skull why would they force someone to play a part they don't want to. At least they can change the actor and say that Red Skull was also changed when he was sucked into the Tesseract at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger.
Marvel still needs to bring the character back, no matter who plays him.
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