In Avengers: Infinity War movie, we saw

Red Skull guarding the Soul Stone on the planet Varmir.

We also saw that he was flying/floating. Provided that he was a human, how could he do that?

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    With great panache...
    – Valorum
    Commented Jun 23, 2018 at 22:26
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    He fell towards the ground but missed...
    – Verdan
    Commented Jun 24, 2018 at 5:50
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    You'll believe a nazi can fly. Commented Jun 24, 2018 at 7:49
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    he contains much hot air Commented Jun 24, 2018 at 15:43

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In short, he's no longer human. The Soul Stone has trapped him and is basically making him into its guardian.

What was the decision making process to bring Red Skull back?

Joe Russo: Somebody had to be the gatekeeper to the Soul Stone and somebody had to distribute the rules to Thanos and Gamora. ... Who felt credible to the audience. And a character who has been trapped – the Red Skull has been turned into this wraith who now guards the Soul Stone and distributes the rules to whoever shows up there trying to obtain it. It felt like there was more credibility than just a random character. ... Ross Marquand did an incredible job of capturing not only the essence of his voice, but the essence of the performance – a haunted figure who is now this imprisoned spirit.

The Russo Brothers On That Surprise Return Of A Character In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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