1st official look at Hugo Weaving as Captain America's Red Skull

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:51 PM EST

Captain America: The First Avenger is heading our way—it'll be here July 22—so it's about time we got our first clear, crisp look at Captain America's super archnemesis the Red Skull!

Entertainment Weekly debuted a pic of actor Hugo Weaving (yes, he's underneath all that red makeup) as the nefarious Nazi.

While good ol' scrawny Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) will be turned by the U.S. army into the super-fit super-soldier Captain America, this is what Nazi experiments will do to weapons developer Johann Schmidt.

We really dig the awesome costume, though that ear gives us the creeps. (Maybe we should stop staring.)

What do you guys think?

(via Comics Beat)