Thursday, August 18, 2011

This is Your New(er) Captain America

Folks who saw "The Avengers" teaser after the credits of "Captain America" got a very, very brief glimpse at the upgraded-for-the-21st-Century uniform Cap will be wearing in the film. Now, courtesy a shit-ton of "independent press" (read: gawkers with camera-phones) at the on-location shoot of some big"Avengers" action scenes, we're getting a first clear look at the new oufit; which basically looks like a direct-lift from the comics as rendered in fabric-covered armor. I like how bold the color-palette is - there's really no way to make a live-action 'traditional' Captain America NOT look like the world's most patriotic Power Ranger, so you might as well embrace it.

Here, via JoBlo, is a clear snap that doesn't include any of other participants also seen taking part in the shoot whose presence seems to suggest the potential imminent reveal of some other big "Avengers" details. (I advise the spoiler-phobic to NOT go digging around for them just yet.)

9 comments:

Raziel 'kchakrak' Moshman said...

It's unusual for a more modern uniform to look LESS dark and gritty. Interesting choice.

Danny said...

Love it.

Some Swedish Guy said...

I don't hate this costume, but I liked the costume from The First Avenger better.

motyr said...

this...is....AWESOME

Reverend Allan Ironside said...

I hope it looks better in post-production, cause in this picture it looks like the costume is made out of paper mache

Chris said...

This is gonna come down to how CG the Hulk looks like. Putting Iron Man, Thor, Cap and the Hulk on screen at the same time is going to put the Hulk's believability to the test.

Arturo said...

I like how the colors are hevily saturated. It's easily the most vibrant-looking super-hero costume since Spider-Man

Chris Wyatt said...

That's more or less what I expected. I liked the WWII costume better, but I'm fine with this one.

Matt said...

I like this. I don't need costume changes all the time (Batman, I'm looking at you), but this one both makes sense and doesn't look like shit.