Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Captain America looks like Captain America

AICN has the first officially-confirmed images of Captain America's uniform - not live shots but renders of what Chris Evans will look like in the final product: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45326

I put my two immediate favorites below.



Bob approves.

Naturally, I miss even the suggestion of the wings on the mask/helmet for iconography's sake, and I've always thought the "Ultimates" extra stars on the shoulders made it look too much like a football jersey, but those are quibbles. This is a lot better than anyone could've reasonably expected it to look.

11 comments:

Mr_Tinq said...

He looks like a soldier. Imagine that.

Trip said...

It looks like Captain America is being treated well. Better than he was in those awful movies from '79, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww. The loss of the head-wings makes me kinna sad, moreso than is fair truth be told. Still, on the whole I'm with you on this one, Bob. Cap looks pretty sweet here.

Josh said...

If these renders are accurate to Evans' body type, it looks like the boy's bulked up a bit.

This is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Thor leaked as well

http://www.collider.com/2010/06/02/thor-chris-hemsworth-new-images-concept-art/

No helmet with wings. :(

Dave Kraft said...

*facepalm* Jesus Christ..... Hollywood, I know you've done stupid shit before, but JESUS CHRIST..... am I the ONLY ONE who thinks this is really bad Ultimate Vindicator cosplay (of the non-Canadian Omega Flight variety)?!

For those of you who need a reference of Vindicator from Ultimate Alpha Flight, I posted a link below, but it's nearly the same damn costume and almost the same exact belt but with a different paint job and without those bubble things on his arms: http://michaelmay.us/08blog/awesomelist/0602n_ultimateaf.jpg

Already this movie insults my intelligence. It needs to be canned, like NOW.

Dave said...

Better than I anticipated.Captain america's costume is one of those really hard costumes to translate to real life. Many (like superman, batman) look fine on paper, but look terrible onscreen.

Cap's costume didn't even look that good on paper, so this is an effective substitute. The headwings need to come back however. They give his head some much needed profile. The A needs to go. He's a walking american flag. We know where he's from.

Oh and since no one seems to have mentioned it yet, the thundercats remake is a go for 2011. I eagerly anticipate angry 80s fans crying about how [insert director here] ruined the complex narrative of the original show.

Robert Garlen said...

Boots and Gloves should be RED and the wings could at least be painted on the side of the helmet like the Captain America WW2 Reborn suit. those two minor changes would make the suit near perfect.

p.s. am i the only one who thinks this is the Honorary G.I.Joe ROC Cap?

Anonymous said...

I imagine we'll see red boots and gloves and the head wings when we get to the updated costume for the Avenger's movie.

And, Robert, you're not the only one. It was my first thought too, and strangely, that notion fits.

Chris said...

Bob, do you have an email address people can contact you on?

AeternumPhoenix said...

Could have been better, could have been a LOT worse. I think it works though, they'll probably revamp it for Avengers or the sequels.