First Look at Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER?

     January 17, 2011


Our first look at Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger may have just hit the interwebs, albeit in the form of a Halloween costume.  If the images on display here are any indication of what Weaving will look like in the film, then it’s safe to say that the former head of Nazi terrorist activities cares almost as much about his oral hygiene as he does taking out Cap.

Hit the jump to check out the lo-res images of the Red Skull costume and feel free to discuss his potential look in the comments.  In addition to Weaving, Captain America: The First Avenger also stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones, and Stanley Tucci.  Joe Johnston’s film hits theaters on July 22nd.

Here are the costume images [from Big Bad Toy Store] [via CBM]:



Finally, here’s the synopsis for Captain America: The First Avenger:

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Louis D’Esposito will executive produce. The film will be released in the US on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.

  • dogg

    Holy crap! Hugo Weaving + beard = evil Kelsey Grammer. Who knew?

  • Dan

    Looks like the Red Skull from Saturday morning cartoons back in the 80s in Spider Man and his Amazing Friends…. love how they are staying true not only to the WWII Era, but to the Skull of my childhood

  • Bastardo

    I’m going to buy that mask, put it on and rape people.

    But enough of my personal life, it’s just a shitty rubber mask. Surely the film version will look a bit more convincing.

    • RAR

      Agreed. About the second part. As long as it’s a red skull and doesn’t look stupid, I’ll be happy. Now if only Joe Johnston can manage to not screw the rest of the movie up.

  • Tommyk123123

    See studios? This is what happens when you don’t release your own hi-qual pictures online. Fans get their first look at the main villain of a tentpole blockbuster through a 30$ halloween costume. Well done.

  • Noah

    looks like a red Frank Langella from Masters of the Universe

  • Robert Green

    Is it really necessary to publish the synopsis in every Captain America related news post?