Last Friday, movie website JoBlo posted a detailed description of how Captain America’s outfit will look in Joe Johnston’s The First Avenger: Captain America. Today, in a case of Internet one-upsmanship, Ain’t It Cool News posted actual concept art of actor Chris Evans in the suit. These pictures have reportedly been confirmed as legitimate.
I think this modern-yet-retro look for Cap will work extremely well in the cinematic Marvel Universe, especially alongside characters like Iron Man and Thor in The Avengers. The designers clearly used the more militaristic Ultimates version of the suit as inspiration, which was a good call. I’m not sure contemporary movie audiences would be able to take a live-action Captain America seriously if he had tiny wings on his head.
Click here to see the rest of the pics. The First Avenger: Captain America hits theaters July 22, 2011.