The Red Skull made his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2018, with The Walking Dead actor Ross Marquand taking over the role from Captain America: The First Avenger star Hugo Weaving for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Following his defeat at the hands of Cap in the closing days of World War II, the Red Skull has found himself transported to Vormir, where he serves as the guardian of the Soul Stone. However, with both Thanos and Hawkeye freeing him of his curse, the future of Captain America’s arch-nemesis remains up in the air, and Marquand is hoping that he might get the opportunity to reprise the role for a future outing.
“I haven’t [been asked to return], but I would jump at the chance to do it again,” Marquand told Nerds4Life. “I think that role obviously belongs to Hugo, he is the person that originated it and I loved what he did with that. If his heart is in a different place and he no longer wants to return, I would truly again be honored to play that character again.”
Marquand then went on to share his own thoughts on where the Red Skull’s story could go coming out of the Infinity Saga:
“Maybe he wants to enact revenge, maybe he wants to keep his diabolical plan going,” he continued. “Or maybe he doesn’t care at all. I imagine when you’re graced with infinite wisdom, you’re also graced, or cursed, with infinite pain and suffering. So he’s probably, I would imagine on one level, he’s over it. He doesn’t need to conquer anybody, because he’s [unliving].”
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