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Captain America Exclusive: Joe Johnston on Casting Red Skull

In an exclusive "one question, one answer," The First Avenger: Captain America director turns his attention to the casting of Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull.
As an actor, what do you think Hugo Weaving will bring to the character of the Red Skull?

Hugo Weaving was really the only choice for Red Skull. Hugo is a chameleon as an actor. He's played so many incredibly versatile roles, from the LORD OF THE RINGS films, MATRIX, V, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. He's never failed to create a multi-layered and complex character. In my own experience with him on THE WOLFMAN, he took a part that was much less significant and inspired us to develop the character into a pivotal role. I wanted Hugo to play Red Skull to SEE what he would bring to the character. He's one of those actors you don't want to look away from...add a red skull into that dynamic and it should be memorable.

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Cool news!

Though [frick] EVANS as CAP! ; P
777LEEE - 4/26/2010, 9:15 AM
Sounds great..Go Joe!!

[frick] Amy Hammer...the bloody oxygen theif lol :D
teabag - 4/26/2010, 10:13 AM
I like Hugo Weaving he has truly done impressive work with past roles and I have confidence in him as Red Skull. I don't, however, have confidence in Evans as Captain America. lol

Good Stuff Ed! ^_^
InstigatorGIRL - 4/26/2010, 10:25 AM
If everyone on the studio side and Joe Johnston is so behind Evans, I'm hopeful that they're thinking he's right for a reason. No guarantees, of course, but that's what I'm hoping.
EdGross - 4/26/2010, 10:41 AM
All I can say to this is...

AMERICA, F*CK YEAH! ...Cue puppet sex scene...
Ron - 4/26/2010, 11:03 AM
Good stuff Ed!

It will be very interesting to see how far they take the image of Red Skull for a live action version.
DogsOfWar - 4/26/2010, 11:48 AM
777LEEE - 4/26/2010, 3:59 PM
Agreed Johnston!
Triad - 4/26/2010, 8:12 PM
Yes.great find.....Your'e gettin to ask Joe Johnston questions!
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