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Captain America’s Movie Costume Mixes Retro with Ultimates

Captain America Movie Costume

Earlier today, I wrote a nice long article with gratuitous quoting of an article over at JoBlo detailing the new look that Chris Evans will be sporting when he suits up as Captain America in the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Captain America: The First Avenger. That was a complete waste of time. As it turns out, Ain’t It Cool was in the process of publishing some concept art that shows rather than telling you what the new Cap-suit looks like. And since I know how much our readers hate to read things, I thought I’d come back and show you what it all looks like.

As you can see below, the new Steve Rogers 2010 suit draws from a wide range of influences, both of the classic and modern varieties. Most notably, it draws heavily from the Ultimates series. As well, it earns points by getting the look and feel of the times right. The entire getup looks like it could have existed during WWII and no part of it looks silly. And trust me, the winged helmet would have looked silly.

One argument that I’m sure we’ll get in the comments section is that it isn’t a direct reproduction of the comics. This bothers me for two reasons. One, there are so many different versions of Captain America’s costume that it would be impossible to please everyone, as everyone’s favorite interpretation might be different. Two, this is a film adaptation — and thus, a film concept artist’s interpretation of what will work best on film. What we should be looking for is whether or not the costume captures the spirit of Captain America (it does), not whether it bears exact resemblance to an iconic comic cover. Make sense? I doubt it, but it’s worth saying.

Now on to the concept art. More can be found over at Ain’t It Cool News.

Captain America Movie Costume

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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