Hugo Weaving Talks About Playing Red Skull and Possible Return in Avengers: Infinity War

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The Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger was definitely one of Hugo Weaving's most iconic roles. It would be cool to see him return as the supervillain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During a recent interview with Yahoo, Weaving talked about playing the role and why he had so much fun with it, even comparing his V For Vendetta role:

"I thought it would be a lot of fun to play a classic über-Nazi, someone who thought Hitler was a pussy! [Laughs] It was fun to play; I enjoyed the outrageousness of the German accent that I employed and I enjoyed the extraordinary mask and costume, even though it was unbelievably hot inside it. I enjoy mask work; I enjoy trying to animate masks and reveal certain things that the mask itself might not reveal. V for Vendetta was another example of that, but there was less animation within that mask versus the Red Skull."

I could see the Red Skull returning in the MCU since he didn't really die. The last we saw The Red Skull, he grabbed the Cosmic Cube and disappeared in a flash of energy, so his fate remains open. When asked if the Red Sull could appear in Avengers: Infinity War, he said:

"With Marvel, it's pretty basic stuff: accept the deal and enjoy the ride. It's not a major stretch for an actor, but on the other hand the difficulty with the Marvel universe is maintaining a link to a human dimension within such an extraordinary, technological CGI universe. In terms of me going back and doing another one, I don't know. I'm not sure what they're up to with the Red Skull."

The Cosmic Cube is important to Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet, so some fans have speculated that the Red Skull will play a part in helping the Mad Titan reach his ultimate goal. You can read more about the rumored plot details of Avengers: Infinity War here.

So would you like to see the Red Skull return in the MCU?

Avengers: Infinity War is set to release on May 4, 2018.

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