Hugo Weaving, the guy who could not have gotten a bigger break when he starred as Agent Smith in the Matrix Trilogy, has now been confirmed to star as Johann Schmidt (Red Skull) in “Captain America”. In the original comics, Schmidt was drafted into loyal service of The Third Reich and renamed “The Red Skull”. Of course, the character will be updated for the new film.
I think Hugo Weaving is a great choice as Red Skull, voice alone. He will certainly have more to do here than he did in the Matrix films.
For those of you unfamiliar with Captain America, it focuses on Steve Rogers (who will be portrayed by Chris Evans in the film) when he volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.
“Captain America” will hit theaters on July 22nd of 2011.