UPDATE: Not 24 hours after this article was written our friends at aintitcool.com got their hands on some supposedly official concept art of what Chris Evans will look like in costume. Well, Mike Sampson from JoBlo confirmed that the art matches to the suit he saw on set. Pictured above is what Captain America will in fact look like.
We all know what Captain America looks like (fuck, is that even a question)? The real question is if our expectations are going to meet reality in the new Marvel film being directed by Joe Johnston. What exactly will the suit look like?. Will we get the classic red, white and blue with scales on the chest, a WII costume from the “Ultimate” universe, or something new entirely. WE JUST DON’T KNOW!!!. Actually, we do. The Captain America movie costume HAS BEEN SEEN!
Mike Sampson from joblo.com was on the Captain America movie set and got a full view of the costume. Sadly, he was not able to return with photographic evidence. Until we can see solid proof , will just have to take Mike’s full description for face value.
Interestingly he says there will be not one but two costumes in the film. One costume is going to be a flashy show piece. Something America will use to show off their new war hero during USO shows. Mike says this piece will be more of a nod to the classic design that we are all familiar with. However, this will not be what he wears in combat. The second suit will be a more practical for battle. Here is the full description as given by Mike:
Also after the jump are the best 3 fan sketches submitted to joblo, based of this description
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.
Cap is wearing a blue neck piece but from what I saw, it’s hard to tell if this is connected to something under the helmet or whether it’s something like a turtleneck (I’m gonna guess the latter).
On his chest still lies the white star though it’s not as prominent as the comic version. The costume is still split horizontally through the middle with blue on top and red and white stripes on the bottom. But instead of stripes, it’s actually just a white base with two red utility straps acting as stripes. These straps affix to a metal loop at the midpoint of the chest and a black strap extends up to the shoulders from that point.
His shoulders have pads over them that extend down to about mid-bicep and are attached via a brown strap under the arm. The sleeves (for lack of a better word) are white with a fairly standard brown glove.
The fabric of the costume doesn’t look like the scaled material of SPIDER-MAN but more of a leather fabric, like something you’d see on one of the X-MEN. Cap wears an old school utility belt, the likes of which we haven’t seen much in modern superhero movies. Utility belts were a staple of comic superheroes but haven’t made the transition but here Cap sports a rather thick belt made up of brown pockets with a silver buckle.
As you might expect, there’s no codpiece to be found and Cap is wearing blue pants tucked into brown utility boots. The pants aren’t skin tight but they aren’t baggy either. And for those who are curious, the pants actually have a fly so Cap can take a leak if he needs to.