Recently Captain America: The First Avenger revealed it’s entire Captain America costume being worn by star Chris Evans. As for Cap’s mortal enemy Johan Smhmidt, The Red Skull, we have seen no even a glimpse of what he’ll end up like. Sure, we’ve seen shots of Hugo Weaving in costume but he has a full head of hair and baby face good looks. Where’s the Red faced Nazi eveyone knows and loves (well, hates is more like it). People are just waiting to give him a great big shield-shaped hug and they can only keep their arms open for so long. Is he going to be all roided out and full of rage or Slim and fit with the mind of a serial killer? Well, thanks to one of the best holidays of the year we now have an idea of what this Hydra leader is going to look like.
How Red is the Red Skull?
Thanks to everyone’s favorite candy filled holiday, Halloween, a movie tie-in costume surfaced for what Hugo may look like in the final cut for Captain America. CHECK IT OUT AFTER THE JUMP.
“Hitler gave Schmidt an unique uniform with a grotesque red skull mask, and he emerged as the Red Skull. His role was the embodiment of Nazi intimidation, while Hitler could remain the popular leader of Germany. … He was spectacularly successful, wreaking havoc throughout Europe in the early stages of World War II. The propaganda effect was so great that the United States government decided to counter it by creating their own equivalent using the recipient of the lost Project Rebirth, Steve Rogers, Captain America. The two counterparts soon clashed in what would be a series of engagements throughout the war, ending with a final battle that left the Skull buried under the rubble of a bombed building. Because he was immediately exposed to an experimental gas there, he remained in suspended animation for decades. Johann was eventually rescued in modern times by the terrorist organization, HYDRA. The Skull quickly subverted a cell to his own ambitions of world conquest and the death of Captain America. “