Summer Movie Guide 2011

New ‘Captain America’ Photo Shows Why The Red Skull Is Called That

Thursday, March 3 by

Ever since it was revealed that the villain in Captain America: The First Avenger was The Red Skull, movie fans have been asking “what? Why is he called ‘The Red Skull’?” When Hugo Weaving was cast in the part, the truth remained obscure, as Hugo Weaving’s skull is covered by flesh and hair, and it presumably is of a normal bone-white color. Now, a new photo of the character from Entertainment Weekly clears this up once and for all. He’s called The Red Skull because his face and head is a red skull.

He’s a Nazi too, although I don’t see any swastikas on his shiny leather uniform. I’m never one to complain about a lack of swastikas, though. (via /Film)

COMMENTS

  1. March 3, 2011 12:36 pm

    Anonymous

    that is one red skull.


  2. March 3, 2011 12:36 pm

    DavidBR

    cthulhu on his belt buckle