Hugo Weaving, the man who delivered a fantastic voice performance in “V For Vendetta,” without ever showing his face, has been cast as Captain America’s nemesis and WWII Nazi the Red Skull in “Captain America: The First Avenger”.
Weaving, who TORn readers know as Elrond in the LOTR trilogy, may face another role behind a mask in this role as his character’s face is an…uh…red skull, although the press release from Marvel says, “The character will be updated for the feature adaptation.” Those hoping to see Weaving again as Elrond in a pair of yet-to-be-greenlit Hobbit movies, will do doubt be curious about the production schedule and potential conflicts with the two franchises.
Because of the financial situation of MGM, which is the distributor for the Hobbit films, nothing has been set in stone about shooting schedules. Producer Peter Jackson and director Guillermo del Toro have gone on record saying they would get the same actors for the same roles “whenever possible” and when appropriate. Elrond, although not a major role in the who films, who be an obvious and important character the two-part prequels to the LOTR film trilogy. The director hinted to the BBC that he expected Weaving to return.
The whole press release, can be found here. Thanks to board member Oden for starting a discussion on the topic.