A Captain America: The First Avenger Photo of Hugo Weaving holding the Cosmic Cube / The Tesseract has premiered. Hugo Weaving plays Johann Schmidt / The Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger. Captain America: The First Avenger plot synopsis:
The year is 1942, and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a scrawny lad who desperately wants to fight Nazis for his country but can’t because he’s been deemed physically unfit. His fate — and his physique — is radically transformed when he signs up for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation that turns wimps into studs using drugs and assorted sci-fi hoo-ha.
There’s a love interest (Major Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell), there’s a sidekick (Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stans), and there’s the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler’s treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a magical object known as The Tesseract (comic fans know it better as The Cosmic Cube).
For those unaware, The Tesseract / The Comic Cube is
actually a containment device created by various civilizations throughout the Marvel Universe at various times, including the Skrulls (creators of the Cube that would eventually evolve into the Shaper of Worlds), and various other, unnamed civilizations… These matrices -which may or may not actually be shaped like a cube -are suffused with reality-warping energies of unknown composition that comes from the realm of the Beyonders.
On Earth, the Cosmic Cube containment matrix was developed and created by a society of para-military scientists known as A.I.M. to further their ultimate goal of world conquest. The object is revealed to be so powerful that it drove MODOK—another A.I.M creation who assisted with the formation of the Cube—insane. Master villain and former Nazi the Red Skull obtains the device.
The cube also servers as a bridge between Captain America and Thor.
In a previous interview Weaving explained that the Tesseract was the prize of Odin’s collection.
Check out the Hugo Weaving, Cosmic Cube (Tesseract) photo below and leave your thoughts on it. Captain America: The First Avenger will be released in theaters on July 22, 2011.
Hugo Weaving, Captain America: The First Avenger
Source: Liveforfilm, Geektyrant