First Look at Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger

Posted by G-Man (39197 posts) - - Show Bio
Entertainment Weekly has shared their exclusive first look at Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt, aka the Red Skull
The movie is due on July 22 and Entertainment Weekly spoke with director Joe Johnston about what makes Cap interesting and relatable, the movie being set during WWII and why he'd rather direct Cap over someone like Superman. Check out the full interview here.
#1 Posted by KRYPTON (2421 posts) - - Show Bio


#2 Posted by Omertalvendetta (509 posts) - - Show Bio

That looks amazing!! Truly great job, let's hope it looks smooth in the film.

#3 Posted by DarthStorm (161 posts) - - Show Bio


#4 Posted by Mucklefluga (2647 posts) - - Show Bio

#5 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8195 posts) - - Show Bio

i dont like the face :(

#6 Posted by Bestostero (5782 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull looks good in this!

#7 Posted by MrFantastic (275 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome make up!  This movie will be excellent, unless it sucks.

#8 Posted by Atari_Graphics (180 posts) - - Show Bio

Why isn't he dressed in traditional Nazi uniform? Lame!

#9 Posted by KJPPPimp (86 posts) - - Show Bio
@Atari_Graphics: He's leading HYDRA in the movie so they gave hive the H straps
#10 Posted by LordTaronji101 (332 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice work with the skull

#11 Posted by red_rover (100 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks unhappy about Entertainment Weekly looking over his shoulder.

#12 Posted by FireFlare153 (111 posts) - - Show Bio

wow. looks intimidating!
#13 Posted by Britt601 (461 posts) - - Show Bio

That is some really great-looking make-up there; plenty believable!
#14 Posted by Moomin123 (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm suprised he isn't wearing a swastika, but then again, I guess Nazi imagery in a WWII movie would be crazy. 
Seriously though, he looks amazing.
#15 Posted by leokearon (1943 posts) - - Show Bio

Really cool
#16 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio

Not bad at all

#17 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3868 posts) - - Show Bio

wow, he looks incredible 
really really good
#18 Edited by Billy Batson (59227 posts) - - Show Bio
hmmm Red Skull is hard to make look good.
#19 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29813 posts) - - Show Bio


#20 Posted by NightFang (10850 posts) - - Show Bio
@Moomin123: Red Skull is too crazy for the Nazis too handy!
#21 Posted by Full_Spectrum (1553 posts) - - Show Bio

 yet i can still see hugo weaving under there. lol

#22 Posted by Atari_Graphics (180 posts) - - Show Bio
@KJPPPimp said:
" @Atari_Graphics: He's leading HYDRA in the movie so they gave hive the H straps "
If they dont make him clearly be a Nazi then this movie has failed before it even comes out.
#23 Posted by CRTrobinson (276 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet, looks good.  I think the whole Nazi imagery wouldn't bode well for the movie so Hydra is a better bet.  Plus Hydra will probably be an easier option to tie in the other movies as time goes on.  Nazi's aren't quite the threat they used to be.

#24 Posted by NightFang (10850 posts) - - Show Bio
@Atari_Graphics said:
" @KJPPPimp said:
" @Atari_Graphics: He's leading HYDRA in the movie so they gave hive the H straps "
If they dont make him clearly be a Nazi then this movie has failed before it even comes out. "
So you wan't a Red Skull who kills Jews and fights the Allied Forces, then create the Cosmic Cube and try to rule the world?
#25 Posted by B-Tank (216 posts) - - Show Bio

Now that's Red Skull
#26 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2486 posts) - - Show Bio

OH MY GOSH!  Thats just like the comics.

Do you think his Red Skulled Face will be the result of the Cosmic Cube?  Like his deforms his face to be as twisted and evil as he is inside?
#27 Posted by Atari_Graphics (180 posts) - - Show Bio
@NightFang said:
" @Atari_Graphics said:
" @KJPPPimp said:
" @Atari_Graphics: He's leading HYDRA in the movie so they gave hive the H straps "
If they dont make him clearly be a Nazi then this movie has failed before it even comes out. "
So you wan't a Red Skull who kills Jews and fights the Allied Forces, then create the Cosmic Cube and try to rule the world? "
Well he didnt create the Cosmic Cube but yeah, every thing else. 
#28 Edited by PrimeDirective (467 posts) - - Show Bio

I bet at most he'll mention Hitler and his "regime" as short-sighted, not mentioning the Nazis or Germany by name if at all possible. He'll probably be an independant third party looking to take over both sides of the conflict. 
I swear our world is retarded. I'm not trying to single out any one race here, but we all had relatives back then who suffered tragic losses in World War II. The mere fact that someone mentions or makes something referencing it can be sued by people who decended from people who were involved is preposterous. 
Yes, that's right... Germany at the time of World War II was controlled by Hitler and his Nazi regime. That's historical fact. Yes, they persecuted and killed countless Jews, along with others. That's a historical fact. If I make a movie about that time and it portrays that, I shouldn't be able to be sued by modern day Germans who claim I'm putting them in a bad light or by modern day Jews because I'm bringing up bad memories of events that happened, but not directly to them personally. 
Morons like that are the reason Bumblebee had to be remade into a Camaro. Volkwagon got freaked out by all the present day Jews who were filing lawsuits against them for their supposed past involvement in the Holocaust (you know, since Nazi soldiers used their products in their campaign). These same morons will probably screw us out of our Nazi-associated Red Skull.
#29 Posted by foldingstar (89 posts) - - Show Bio

wow... That's impressive :D
#30 Posted by KNIGHT SAVIOR (1104 posts) - - Show Bio

finally a supervillain in a movie who look like he does in the comics
#31 Posted by csimon (2207 posts) - - Show Bio

UM WOW That's it

#32 Posted by Fresh0133 (534 posts) - - Show Bio

It's been confirmed that there will be Nazis in the movie, but Skull is leading a seperate eliete branch of them, i.e. Hydra, so no need to worry, Cap will be whooping plenty of Nazi behinds, but that's why Skull is sporting Hydra threads instead of a Nazi uniform.
#33 Posted by Band Lone (1819 posts) - - Show Bio


#34 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2135 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull looks like a Badass!! 
Can't even tell if he his Nazi.
#35 Posted by CrimsonAvenger (1288 posts) - - Show Bio

That looks AMAZING!

#36 Posted by Ninjistic (18 posts) - - Show Bio

I dig.

#37 Posted by Neverpraying (1565 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks pretty cool.

#38 Posted by IrishX (2792 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks very similiar to the 1990 version.
#39 Posted by ltbrd (643 posts) - - Show Bio

from my understanding of what's been posted on the web so far, the point behind this version of Captain America is that while the main war effort is against Hitler and the Nazi's (so yes to all you that want to get on rants about Hollywood covering up the historical facts of WWII) the Allies discover that a seperate organizations (Hydra) is using the distraction of the war to push their own plans. So in this adaptation the Red Skull, though he works with the Nazi's at the beginning and may have even pushed Hitler into the war (sort of like Vandal Savage in the DC Universe), actually works for or is the leader of Hydra and is using the Nazi's for his own purposes. It's this realization (and from what I've read a particular event involving Allied troops being slaughtered by Hydra forces) that forces the U.S. to actually put Captain America on the battlefield and create/put under his command the Howling Commandos. 
of course until we get more trailers this spring this information could be wrong but I don't think Marvel is going to shy away from placing the history of WWII in its films given they didn't shy away from terrorism in Iron Man, the Cold War in Iron Man 2, the Cuban Missile Crisis that will be seen in X-Men: First Class or military conspiracies and black ops projects in The Incredible Hulk.

#40 Edited by MysterioMaximus (951 posts) - - Show Bio

So wait...Capt. America isn't fighting Nazi's in a movie that takes place during World War 2?...sigh! ...Paint me annoyed that Red Skull isn't leader of a NAZI he should be. And don't give me the "Society is too sensitive for Nazi's," BS excuse. Indiana Jones has been getting away with it for decades!

#41 Posted by ARMIV (3927 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks freaking brilliant!
#42 Posted by King Saturn (218439 posts) - - Show Bio
That Is Very Awesome...
#43 Posted by Kreature (199 posts) - - Show Bio

#44 Posted by NXH (1031 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks pretty awesome I must say.

#45 Posted by jstarzyk (349 posts) - - Show Bio

HYDRA belt buckle.

#46 Posted by bunkerbuster05 (320 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone, -anyone- who says this looks bad is wrong. Straight up wrong. This looks incredible. So far, so good Captain America.

#47 Posted by CasimirAngel (166 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks awesome!!!!  DC better catch up with some awesome movies!

#48 Posted by SladeRogers (356 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks friggin' awesome!! Creepy, but still cool!!

#49 Posted by Squaredcircle (178 posts) - - Show Bio

That actually looks really good.
#50 Posted by Theodore (3607 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pleased.

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