[Be sure to check out the Captain America: The First Avenger trailer!]
Easily the most anticipated of the 2011 Super Bowl Movie Trailers, the trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger debuted with a blast and the ripples are currently being felt all throughout the Interweb.
If you haven't seen it already, be sure to check out the Captain America Super Bowl TV Spot first!
Whether you bought the sight of Chris Evans as Captain America, thought the tone of the movie felt right (or not), or got pumped at the brief moments of action we did see, there was one moment in that trailer I know all you Captain America fans spazzed for: the first real sight of Hugo Weaving in full makeup as The Red Skull.
We were promised that this Captain America movie would deliver an appropriately scary and menacing version of The Red Skull, and from the screen shots below I think we may in fact get just that. Check out Hugo Weaving in full-on Skull makeup:
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Notice that the Skull is peeling off a mask of some sort - most likely the "face" of Johann Schmidt, his pre-Skull identity. This would suggest that Hugo Weaving will go through a significant portion of First Avenger sans his Red Skull makeup, "wearing his normal face" as Schmidt until he finally reveals his "real face" in his climatic showdown with Captain America (Chris Evans). Just a guess, but one I'm willing to hedge my bets on.
As for the makeup work - what can I say? They did a pretty great job. The Red Skull looks like...an actual red skull and the whole thing looks pretty menacing on a guy like Weaving, who I'm sure is going give us a quality villain in this film.
Again, if you haven't seen it, check out the Captain America Super Bowl TV Spot.
Also be sure to check out the rest of our 2011 Super Bowl Movie Trailers.
Captain America: The First Avenger will be in theaters on July 22, 2011.