Hugo Weaving (“The Lord of the Rings,” “The Matrix”) is reportedly in talks to play the villain Red Skull in “The First Avenger: Captain America” for Marvel Studios says Heat Vision.
In the comics, Red Skull engaged in espionage and sabotage as Hitler’s right-hand man in the early 1940’s. Put into suspended animation after a fight with Captain America, he’s also revived in modern times.
Joe Johnston, who is directing the project, worked with Weaving on last month’s “The Wolfman”. Weaving has also shown a knack for acting under a motionless mask in “V for Vendetta”, making him ideal for a role that will likely place the actor under a ton of makeup and potential FX-enhanced elements.