Captain America’s deadliest foe has been confirmed, with Hugo Weaving taking on the terrifying crimson visage of the Red Skull!
Marvel has confirmed the news on their web site, as Weaving will join Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell. The Skull was one of the Nazis’ most terrifying symbols in the Marvel Universe, and in the comics recently masterminded the apparent assassination of Steve Rogers.
This won’t be the first time that Weaving has worked on genre-friendly entertainment, however — in addition to making his name as Agent Smith in the Matrix trilogy, he was in the Lord of the Rings films as well as playing the title role for V for Vendetta. Captain America is due out on July 22, 2011.