Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios have joined forces with Entertainment Weekly to debut the first official photo of Hugo Weaving as Red Skull. Ever since it was announced that the character would be the villain of choice in the movie, fans have been worried about how he’d look on film. Let’s be honest, he has a face that only a mother could love. Check out Red Skull’s entire costume below…

Is it wrong that we want his coat for ourselves? The design that went into this is amazing but even though we love it, there is one practical factor that ruins everything. How does he take it off? We’re assuming one of the metal buttons unsnap at some place. Or maybe the belt is what holds it all together? You unsnap the belt, you open the coat.

Either way, Red Skull looks a lot better than we thought he would. Even though Weaving is hidden through layers of make up, we can’t help but hear him say, “Mr. Anderson.” Darn you Matrix!

Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters on July 22, 2011. Be there or be square!

What do you think of Red Skull?  Does it look better or worse than you expected?