Huge Weaving made a good impression with fans when he played Captain America’s arch-nemesis the Red Skull in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. It seems not everything was fun and games though.
In an interview with Collider, they brought up Marvel’s tendency to contract actors for multiple films and if they’d call on him for Captain America: The Winter Soldier or Marvel’s The Avengers 2. “I did that for Captain America. 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. And it’s not something I would want to do again,” he said, adding, “I’m glad I did it. 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. 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.
Though nothing has been said about the character returning for either of those films, it stands to reason that it could happen, but after these comments don’t count on it.
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