It's official! Hugo Weaving IS Captain America's Red Skull!

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Is there going to be a blockbuster movie franchise Hugo Weaving hasn't starred in? Last month, we told you that Marvel Studios was negotiating with Weaving, who was its first choice to play the Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Today, Marvel announced that it had officially signed Weaving to be Hitler's right-hand man.

Weaving will appear in the highly anticipated movie opposite Chris Evans (as Captain America) and Hayley Atwell (as World War II French Resistance fighter Peggy Carter). The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteered to participate in the experimental program that turned him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Weaving, who was last seen in The Wolfman, has appeared not only in the Matrix and Lord of the Rings films, but also in Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as the voice of Megatron.

The film will be released in the U.S. on July 22, 2011.

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