Well, we may not have our Steve Rogers/Captain America yet, but we have our bad guy. As suspected, the Red Skull, who was Captain America’s arch-nemesis in both the ’40s and the modern era, will be the main big bad in The First Avenger: Captain America. There are a couple of Red Skulls floating around the Marvel universe, but this one will be Johann Schmidt, the agent of terror used by Hitler to intimidate their enemies. He also ends up in suspended animation (in comic books you just need a little ice or a chemical explosion to end up in sleepy-time for 50 years), wakes up and he and Cap go back to beating each others asses.
He’s actually a pretty nasty villain. I mean, no ambiguity here — he’s a Nazi who wears a uniform with a swastika on it.
Anyway, none other than Agent Smith/Megatron/Elrond of Rivendell has been cast as the Red Skull. Yup, Australian/English actor Hugo Weaving will be your big bad. This is a fine idea — Weaving is an excellent actor with solid experience in genre films. He clearly can play the bad guy, as evidenced by The Matrix Trilogy.
Can’t be any worse than this, right?
Now WILL SOMEONE FUCKING ANNOUNCE THAT CAP HAS BEEN CAST?