'Avengers 4' Spoilers: Red Skull Actor Teases a Possible Return
Ross Marquand played a ghostly version of Captain America nemesis Red Skull in Infinity War, filling in for Hugo Weaving. But when Marquand appeared on AMC’s Talking Dead last night he wouldn’t give a straight answer as to whether the character would appear in Avengers 4.
“I don’t know,” Marquand said. “I can’t answer that question. I really don’t know.”
Marvel is notorious for keeping actors under strict NDAs (non-disclosure agreements), so it’s understandable why Marquand wouldn’t reveal the possible return of Red Skull. Still, he didn’t say he’s not in it, so, that’s something!
Marquand, who played “Aaron” in AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead, is a well-known virtuoso of celebrity impersonations. (Videos of Marquand’s performances as other actors have gone viral.) It was no surprise then that Marvel cast Marquand to play Red Skull, a character previously played by Hugo Weaving in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger.
Although Weaving has a prolific career in genre blockbusters, including The Matrix, Transformers, and Lord of the Rings, Weaving has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with multi-million dollar productions. In a 2012 interview with Collider, Weaving said he’d like to “get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.”
He also seemed bored from playing Megatron in Michael Bay’s Transformers movies.
“It was one of the only things I’ve ever done where I had no knowledge of it, I didn’t care about it, I didn’t think about it,” he said. “In one way, I regret that bit. I don’t regret doing it, but I very rarely do something if it’s meaningless. It was meaningless to me, honestly. I don’t mean that in any nasty way. I did it. It was a two-hour voice job, while I was doing other things.”
Weaving will next appear in Mortal Engines, an apocalyptic sci-fi fantasy based on the novels by Philip Reeve.
Avengers 4 will be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.
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