The actor hopes that his villainous character won't be used in future movies.
Hugo Weaving does not want to return to the role of Red Skull. In an interview with Collider, the actor said that he hoped that Marvel would not use the character, the primary antagonist in 2011's Captain America, in future movies as the role did not particularly excite him. Weaving stated that, unlike his portrayals of a rogue computer program or an immortal elf, he felt that he had no personal affiliation to the Nazi leader, which is why he's hoping that Marvel Studios won't use the character in another film. However, he did admit that if Marvel Studios did want to use the Red Skull, he was contractually obligated to appear in the movie.
Here's the full quote:
COLLIDER: Since Marvel makes everyone sign multi-picture deals, did you have to sign one when you did Captain America? Could they ask you to do Captain America 2 of The Avengers 2?
WEAVING: 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. 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.
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