Captain America Movie Red Skull Works For…?

Mike Gold

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7 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    Wow – there’s a racket – starring in live-action films where you don’t even have to show up on the set, just phone in a voice track.

  2. Miles Vorkosigan says:

    I think I heard that roughly half the movie is gonna be set in WW2, with Steve waking up in the present day. It’s possible bullshit, though; I really haven’t found a plot synopsis anywhere. I did, however, see a shot of the Skull holding something glowing and cubical…

  3. Wayne D. Chang says:

    I’ve heard an interesting rumor from someone I trust that while the “bad guys” are Hydra, they start out as the Third Reich. Johann Schmidt was one o the catalysts for changing the Nazis into Hydra. I’m not sure if Baron von Strucker comes into it, but i doubt that they’re going to adhere to canon.

  4. To be fair, the 50s Red Skull was a Communist agent who had appropriated the indentity to capitalize on its reputation. But I digress.

    All things considered, I think the costume looks cool and I don’t mind the Skull being a member of Hydra for the movie. As long as Marvel doesn’t go “gee, that’s a swell idea” and retcon the comics to match.

  5. JR Judt says:

    Last I checked Nazism and Communism were both socialist movements, not ‘extreme opposites.’ One is nationalist, one is globalist, but both are prison-state totalitarian approaches. An extreme opposite of these two would be Anarchism.

    The theory that they were opposites as created by the Soviet Agitprop division during WW2.

    Just trying to help.

    • mike weber says:

      “Socialism” in the name of the Nazi party was a buzzword, left over from earlier days. The Third Reich was “socialist” only if you define all dictatorships as “socialist”.