Where to begin… Johann Schmidt. The Red Skull!! Founder of Hydra. Adolf Hitler’s Right Hand Man and Weapons developer. Speacilist in the occult! Captain America’s número uno bad guy! The Man you can love to hate! The Joker, to Captain’s Batman. And he’s only been in ONE Movie!? The Captain is going on Three films. And only one, has featured the Red Skull!
Played, masterfully, by Hugo Weaving. The Red Skull was actually THE bright spot of the first Captain America movie, CAPTAIN AMERICA:THE FIRST AVENGER! He commanded the screen in every scene he was in. He literally stole the show.
So What Went Wrong, you ask?!..
THAT’S WHAT WENT WRONG!
I would have liked to have been at that script writing table and listened to some of the ideas they had…
“We’re nearing the end of the film. Big climatic battle between Cap’n and Skull! How do we end it?!”
“We can have them both crash in the plane and fall into the ice?”
“He can get into an escape pod and blast off to safety! With the Super Soldier Serum in his system as well.. It would be easy to explain why he’s still alive in present day!”
“We could teleport him in to another dimension with the Tessaract!”
“How would we explain his return?..”
“Uhm… I didn’t think about that..”
“Perfect!! It’ll give us a way to showcase how the Cube Actually works! Brilliant! Lets go with that!”
“But.. It’s the Red Skull! Captain America’s biggest adversary!”
“Ah! Who give two shits!!?”
I DO! YOU FUCKS!! Red Skull, by now, would have been as big as Loki in my opinion.. Well, probably not AS big.. But close! You have the phenomenal Hugo Weaving on your Acting roster! In the hands of The Russo Brothers, WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY COULD HAVE DONE WITH HIM!!
I know what some of you maybe saying..
“But Hugo has gone on record that he wouldn’t want to be Red Skull again!?”
TRUE! But money talks and bullshit walks my brothers and sisters! Even if it wasn’t about the money. There are (Forgive me Hugo) other Talents out there you could have put under the Make-Up. What really matters, is writing the Character correctly and honestly! Then you get the proper talent you can find to do the role to the best of their abilities.
But for fuu… Help me out here Captain Picard!
You. Don’t. Send. One. Of. Your. Biggest. Super Villains. In. To. ANOTHER FUCKING DIMENSION! WITHOUT LEAVING OPEN A POSSIBLE and PLAUSIBLE EXPLANATION ON HOW HE CAN RETURN!!
I’m good.. Just needed to let that off my chest! Catch me next time where we find out.. “WHAT WENT WRONG WITH… MCU PHASE THREE!?!”
So, Until next time folks… Peace out!