Captain America's Costume Revealed (and It's Not CGI)
Posted 06.03.10 by Ryan
Director Joe Johnston has previously revealed that Captain America will have two different costumes in The First Avenger: Captain America. One costume, a brightly colored flag outfit that Steve Rogers wears when he is "forced" into a USO tour, and a "sturdier, more muted version" to be used later in the movie. Mike Sampson of JoBlo claims to have seen one of the approved costume tests and explains what he saw.
The first thing I noticed is that the trademark wings that flank the side of Cap's hood are gone. In fact the "hood" is gone entirely. In its place is a more traditional M1 Army helmet though this helmet does come over the eyes to give Cap a traditional "domino mask" look. Still present is the white "A" in the middle of the hat (nothing fancy, this is the traditional font), though like the rest of the costume, the blue of the helmet is much more muted than the blue in the comic costume. A thick black strap comes down over the ears and connects under the chin.
As for the shield, it actually hews very closely to the classic design of red/white/red rings with the white star in a blue circle at the middle.
On the heels of the JoBlo report, AICN posted some mock-ups of Chris Evans in a Captain America costume, which JoBlo's Sampson confirmed were the same ones that he was allowed to see and weren't fan-created.
The party that has been quiet so far is Marvel, who haven't confirmed or denied that the costumes pictured are real or not. So, for now, it would be safe to consider these pictures as rumors. What seems to be true is that Captain America will have an actual costume, and won't create the costume using CGI like DC counterpart, Green Lantern, leaving actors to wear a "motion/performance capture suit with led lights."
Until Marvel eventually confirms (or completely denies) the costume images, give us your two bits with a comment below.
Next Showing: The First Avenger: Captain America
opens July 22, 2011