Hugo Weaving Wants to Bail on Marvel

Hugo Weaving is ready to hang up his blood red prosthetics and bid farewell to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Apparently he just doesn’t enjoy acting in these sorts of films, which seems a bit bizarre, considering his roles in The Matrix Trilogy and the 6 Middle-Earth flicks he has under his belt (or will, as soon as they premiere).

Here’s the full quote:

I think the tendency, with those films, would be to probably not bring a villain back. They might for The Avengers, but I didn’t think I’d be in Captain America 2 or 3. I don’t think Red Skull will be there. And it’s not something I would want to do again. I’m glad I did it. I did sign up for a number of pictures and I suppose, contractually, I would be obliged to, if they forced me to, but they wouldn’t want to force someone to do it, if they didn’t want to. I think I’ve done my dash with that sort of film. It was good to do it and try it out, but to be honest, it’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by. As an actor, to do all sorts of different films is great. It stretches you in different ways. But, I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.


As much as I hate to see actors bail on their characters, I can understand Weaving’s perspective. The Red Skull is a bit of a one note baddie.

What do you think?


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