EW has First Look at The Red Skull

EW has First Look at The Red Skull

Entertainment Weekly shares an exclusive first look image at the Red Skull in full uniform:

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look image from this summer’s Captain America: The First Avenger of the ghastly villain Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), along with a Q&A with director Joe Johnston about how Captain America may be the most human of the superheroes, and certainly the most humble – a little guy who remembers what it was like to be pushed around.

“Most superheroes are only as good as their villains are bad. In this summer’s Captain America: The First Avenger, Chris Evans plays a scrawny, sickly wannabe soldier during World War II who gets an injection that turns him into a super-warrior. A similar experiment was also established by the Nazis, but turned their test subject – the weapons developer Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) – into the ghastly Red Skull. EW has the exclusive first look at the full, nefarious character.”

Plus, director Joe Johnston on why he prefers Cap to a certain man of steel

Does working on a superhero movie deplete your interest in superheroes?
I’ve had other offers for movies like this and usually turned them down. To me there’s something less interesting about a guy who can fly, and throw tanks around, and stuff like that. The reason I wanted to do this one is he is so relatable. I can relate to him. Maybe it’s every kid’s dream to go into a pod and come out looking like Captain America. [Laughs] And you don’t even have to exercise or lift weights! It’s great!

How do you relate to someone who can fly, and is bulletproof, and can throw tanks around?
Movies like that are a lot harder to do, because how you make someone like that vulnerable? Someone like Superman. I don’t know if that’s the best example, but it’s certainly the one that comes to mind. How do you make a guy who is invincible seem real? Kryptonite, that is his one weakness, but I don’t know. It’s much easier with a guy like Steve Rogers who has all kinds of built in weaknesses, because of who he was and how he grew up.

See the FULL STORY at EW.com: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/03/03/captain-america-red-skull-first-look-exclusive/

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