Hugo Weaving Isn’t Interested In Portraying Red Skull Again

Hugo Weaving isn’t overwhelmingly excited to tackle the role of Red Skull at any point in the near future, according to Comic Book Resources. Although there’s always the possibility that the character could pop back up in a Captain America or Avengers sequel, Weaving doesn’t think this will be the case.

“I think the tendency, with those films, would be to probably not bring a villain back. They might for ‘The Avengers,’ but I didn’t think I’d be in ‘Captain America 2’ or ‘3.’ I don’t think Red Skull will be there,” Weaving said. “And it’s not something I would want to do again,” he actor explained.

Hugo Weaving is currently attached to a number of high-profile franchises, including The Hobbit, Happy Feet, and Transformers, the latter of which finds the Australian actor lending his voice to the role of Megatron. Previously, Weaving appeared in the Matrix trilogy and Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings adaptation.

Although the actor isn’t interested in returning to the Marvel universe as Red Skull, he explained to Collider that he holds no ill will towards Captain America or the studio that produced the motion picture.

“I did sign up for a number of pictures and I suppose, contractually, I would be obliged to, if they forced me to, but they wouldn’t want to force someone to do it, if they didn’t want to,” Weaving said. “I think I’ve done my dash with that sort of film. It was good to do it and try it out, but to be honest, it’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by. As an actor, to do all sorts of different films is great. It stretches you in different ways. But, I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.”

Outside of Cloud Atlas and The Hobbit trilogy, Hugo Weaving is slated to appear in director Ivan Sen’s Australian thriller Mystery Road and Craig Monahan’s 2014 drama Healing.

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