Hot on the heels of the news that Chris "Johnny Storm" Evans is jumping from the Fantastic Four franchise to play Captain America in the upcoming Marvel film Captain America: The First Avenger (and, presumably, the Avengers movie that's to follow), Coming Soon reports that Hugo Weaving has been cast as the Cap's hideous Nazi nemesis, The Red Skull. Weaving, of course, is already beloved by fanboys as The Matrix's Agent Smith, The Lord Of The Rings' Elrond, and V For Vendetta's V. The movie is scheduled for release on July 22, 2011. Let's just hope Weaving looks a little less like Jim Carrey's The Mask spray-painted red, as Scott Paulin did in the unpatriotically bad 1990 Cap film.
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