Back in June we revealed the concept art for the official Captain America costume that will be worn by Chris Evans in the Joe Johnston film. It gave us a good idea of what design they’re going with and over at Empire, Evans discussed the suit in further detail along with its matching accessory — the shield.
Evans has already gone through several screen tests wearing the suit and he’s sure that the finalized design being used in the film is the best fit. He thinks that fans will like what they’ve come up with.
“It’s an amazing costume. Given the fact that his costume is red, white and blue, and it’s tight, and it could be kind of flash and over the top – and given the fact that the movie takes place in the ‘40s and ‘50s – they’ve done a really good job of making it look really cool.
I think everyone that’s going to see it is going to say, ‘Okay, well done. Well done. I think they got the costume right. The casting they completely ruined, but the costume they nailed!’
In comparison to his lithe, skin-tight Fantastic Four costume, Evans says: [In the FF suit] …you could move around quite well. This is a little more cumbersome. It doesn’t exactly breathe the way the Fantastic Four costume breathed, but it’s the way it should be. Any type of World War II uniform would be a little chunky, and I think that’s what kind of gives it its character.”
We love that little dig he made at himself for being cast. He knows that there’s a lot riding on this role and a lot of skepticism regarding his ability to pull it off. Only time will tell.
Captain America The First Avenger is scheduled to hit theaters on July 22, 2011.
What do you think of the costume for Captain America?