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Hugo Weaving Reveals Why He Didn't Return as Red Skull for 'Avengers' & It's Because Negotiating with Marvel Was 'Impossible'

Hugo Weaving Reveals Why He Didn't Return as Red Skull for 'Avengers' & It's Because Negotiating with Marvel Was 'Impossible'

Hugo Weaving is explaining why he did not return as Red Skull for the Avengers movies and instead, was replaced by actor Ross Marquand as the voice the character in Infinity War and Endgame.

If you don’t know, Hugo played the villainous role in the 2011 movie Captain America: The First Avenger, and signed on to reprise the role twice more (which never happened).

“Oh, yeah. I loved playing that character Red Skull – it was a lot of fun. We were all obliged to sign up for three pictures: I was thinking [Red Skull] probably wouldn’t come back in ‘Captain America’ but he may well come back as a villain in ‘The Avengers,’” Hugo explained to Time Out London. “By then, they’d pushed back on the contracts that we agreed on and so the money they offered me for ‘The Avengers’ was much less than I got for the very first one, and this was for two films. And the promise when we first signed the contracts was that the money would grow each time. They said: ‘It’s just a voice job, it’s not a big deal.’ I actually found negotiating with them through my agent impossible. And I didn’t really wanna do it that much. But I would have done it.”

Meanwhile, Marvel fans are going to want to see these new set photos!

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