Hugo Weaving Says Playing Red Skull Isn’t Something He’d Want to Do Again
While touring for the release of Cloud Atlas, Hugo Weaving was chatting with Collider in which they asked about his possible return to play the Red Skull, a character he brought to life in Captain America: The First Avenger. It seems the experience didn’t leave that great of an impression for Weaving.
Since Marvel makes everyone sign multi-picture deals, did you have to sign one when you did Captain America? Could they ask you to do Captain America 2 of The Avengers 2?
WEAVING: I did that 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.