Heat Vision reports that Marvel Studios is in early talks with Hugo Weaving to play Red Skull in The First Avenger: Captain America.

Joe Johnston (The Wolfman) is directing this film which is also looking to cast the role of Steve Rogers, Captain America's alter ego.

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In the Marvel comics realm, Red Skull has been Captain America's enemy since 1941. Red Skull took part in espionage and sabotage working as Hitler's right-hand man. In his last battle with Captain American, "he was buried under the rubble of a bombed building but - as would occur later with Captain America - fell into a state of suspended animation."

Red Skull was also the villain in the low-budget Captain America movie from 1992.

Apparently, the deal with Weaving should either happen or not happen in the next day or so. Weaving and Johnston recently worked together on The Wolfman.