March 23, 2017  

First Official Picture of Red Skull in 'Captain America' Emerges

March 4, 2011 (6:30 am) GMT
The image gives a clearer look at the movie's villain, played by Hugo Weaving, as he is featured from waist up.
First Official Picture of Red Skull in 'Captain America' Emerges

The first official picture of Red Skull, who is the real man behind Johann Schmidt's human mask, has landed online via Entertainment Weekly. It gives a better look at the villainous character as he is pictured from waist up and wearing a black leather coat completed with a belt which features Hydra symbol.

Red Skull has previously been previewed briefly in "" TV spot that was aired during Super Bowl. Meanwhile, 's Schmidt in his human mask has graced some other "Captain America" images.

In an interview with EW, director Joe Johnston reveals he did not watch the original 1990 "Captain America" film to make any references for his own version. "No, no ... It's something they chose to not make a big deal about. The guys at Marvel said, 'Nah don't even bother. It's so unlike anything we're doing with the character now.' " Asked if he would watch it just to avoid making the same mistakes, he says, "No, we're perfectly capable of making our own mistakes!"

"Captain America" revolves around Steve Rogers, "a scrawny lad who desperately wants to fight Nazis for his country but can't because he's been deemed physically unfit." He then volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America and tries to fit in his new image.

is cast as the lead actor, plays his love interest Peggy Carter, and portrays his sidekick Bucky Barnes. The superhero movie will open wide in U.S. theaters on July 22, while its first trailer is reported to be attached to "" which hits theaters Friday, March 11.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'DWTS' Pair Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton Fuel Dating Rumors With Flirty Night Out
  2. Kevin Hart Creates Dimwitted Superhero in First Trailer for 'Captain Underpants'
  3. Drake Getting Sade's Face Tattooed on His Rib Amid Dating Rumors
  4. Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J's New Music Video for 'Cell Ready' Is Smoking Hot
  5. Inside Celine Dion's Diva Behavior on 'The Voice': 'She Was Extremely Entitled'
  6. Miley Cryrus and Liam Hemsworth Build Playground at Malibu House - Is Baby on the Way?
  7. 'Spider-Man' Spin-Off About Black Cat and Silver Sable Is in Development
  8. Taraji P. Henson and 'Empire' Co-Star Nia Long Are Reportedly Feuding on Set, Rep Reacts