One of the key characters in both Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame was the Red Skull. The character was originally portrayed by Hugo Weaving in Captain America The First Avenger. There have been rumors that Hugo was unhappy with Marvel and this led to him being recast in the last two Avengers films, The Walking Dead star Ross Marquand provided the voice for Red Skull in those films.
Despite these rumors it appears that Hugo would have indeed returned to play Red Skull and says he actually loved playing the character.
‘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”. 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.’
No doubt that having Hugo back as the Red Skull would have been a huge moment for MCU fans but I think Ross did a great job and it worked out great. Hugo also went on to tell Time Out London that he will also not be back in the Matrix 4 as Agent Smith. Weaving says he was at one time attached but is no longer doing that film.
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