Hugo Weaving will now officially play Red Skull in the 2011 “Captain America: The First Avenger.” This adds to Weaving’s previous badass roles like Agent Smith, Elrond, V from “V from Vendetta,” and Megatron. Johann Shmidt a.k.a. Red Skull has had varying backgrounds in the comic, but according to empireonline.com:
…he’ll be a Nazi officer personally groomed by Hitler himself for terror and intimidation. After wreaking havoc through Europe, he’s eventually matched up against Steve Rogers.
Weaving joins Chris Evans who will play Captain America himself and Samuel L. Jackson who is of course, Nick Fury. Filming begins next month in the UK and is set to be released July 22 of next year.