Weaving Clears Up Recent Red Skull Comments

Out doing promotional work for Australian thriller “The Mule,” actor Hugo Weaving was asked about potentially returning to the role of Red Skull whom he played in 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”.

In the past, Weaving has not expressed interest in returning – something which hasn’t really been an issue. Yet as time has gone on, rumors about the Red Skull character returning to screens in some form or another have gathered steam. There’s even wild speculation that Daniel Bruhl’s mysterious villain character in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” might be Red Skull in some way.

Asked about his potential return in either ‘Civil War’ or other Marvel films, Weaving told THR last week: “I have absolutely no idea. I haven’t talked to anyone about it, so, yeah, we’ll just have to wait and see. No idea at all.”

He then went on to further clarify those remarks this weekend, telling IAmRogue:

“You never know what might or might not happen. But my views have not really changed. I certainly have not had any conversations with anyone about that. No change at all on that landscape.

I was talking to you about another Matrix, and I doubt that would happen. But there are always circumstances. Certain circumstances do change, and there is always a good reason to revisit or reinvestigate something. It may not be worth following, but it is always good to keep your options open and your mind open.

Having said all of that, I have not really changed my opinion about not wanting to do another Captain America. It was fun to do. It was a very great thing to do in many ways, but I suppose my focus is more likely to be elsewhere, but who knows.”