Thursday, June 3, 2010

Captain America Movie Costume

Here are some preliminary designs for the costume for the upcoming Captain America film:

Personally, I wish his helmet had the little feathers on the side, since it just doesn't look right to me without them. I also don't understand why he has to have a utility belt and utility suspenders. What does Captain American really need in all those pouches? And there are too many lines and creases everywhere but I guess they wanted to go with a more utilitarian, military look. I don't see the point for that, since he's a superhero and not just a soldier, but whatever. It could be worse. I don't think they royally messed it up. In fact, I even like it. It's not the costume we all know and love from the comics (although, it's better than a few of the versions that have appeared in the comics over the years), but, again, it's ok. As film costumes go (and lord knows I'll never understand why they always have to be drastically different from what the character has always looked like to much critical claim and fan appreciation), it's not bad.

Anyway, I don't have much else to add, other than I'm actually really looking forward to this movie. I've heard some wacky rumors about it that have me skeptical, but this costume looks cool, and I am actually really excited about the casting of Chris Evans. He's a cool, underrated actor in my opinion, who will bring a lot to the character. And it's Captain America, the hands down coolest Superhero of all time, in my opinion.

We'll see. I just hope they don't mess it up, or the terrorists will really have won.


Justin Garrett Blum said...

I guess the suspenders are so they can include the red and white stripes without it looking too gay. But as you say, why mess with a classic?

Capt naps said...

My Lady friend was at a bar that chris "capt America" Evans was at. She was drunk and went over to his table and knocked over all his drinks while asking him to dance. He had her kicked out of the club

that's my chris Evans story. He would make a good capt America