Entertainment Weekly got their hands on our first official look at Chris Evans in his full Captain America costume. You can check out the full image below!
If it looks strikingly different than the classic Captain America get-up — bold colors, flimsy material, a mask with weird little wings — that’s definitely by design. “You can’t really take him seriously in his flag pajamas,” director Joe Johnston told EW in last year’s exclusive first look cover story on the film. So instead, the hero’s main uniform was designed to resemble a tricked-out airman’s jumpsuit, the “A” on the helmet and star on the chest modest in size, the colors muted. It took Evans about 25 minutes to suit up. “He likes to do it all by himself,” explained costume designer Anna Sheppard. “I think it helps him feel like a super hero.”
What do you think of the costume? I think it looks quite good, and will probably look better on-screen as most costumes do. Johnston recently said that he had thirty weeks of pre-production on the movie, so they must have gone through a number of different designs before going for this one. I guess for those who aren’t a fan there is a chance the costume could get a modern update for The Avengers.
Captain America: The First Avenger will be released July 22nd and stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Hugo Weaving as Red Skull, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Sebastian Stan as Bucky, Samuel L. Jackson as Nicky Fury and Tommy Lee Jones as General Chester Phillips