Captain America

Lets not kid ourselves, we’ve already seen early concept art of what Captain America‘s costume is going to look like. But for some reason that doesn’t make us less excited about hearing the Captain himself, Chris Evans, talk about the character’s new look for the upcoming movie. Oh yeah, and the shield too.

Evans tells Empire Magazine:

“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!'”

Evans says the gear is “a little more cumbersome” than his costume in the Fantastic Four films, but that is to be expected as “any type of World War II uniform would be a little chunky.” In the concept art, Captain America’s shield looked almost like it did in the comics. But it sounds like Joe Johnston hasn’t even decided what he wants the shield to look like just yet:

“We’ve been testing a lot of shields. Last time I was in London they had six shields and I had to hold each one, see if I was comfortable with each one, see which one we all thought had the right look. The thing is pretty heavy, so I’m not sure I can throw it that far! I’ll give it my best shot, but hopefully they’ll have some sort of stunt shield when it comes to actually chucking it!”

I’m sure we’ll have our first look at the costume and shield at Comic-Con later this month. The movie just started filming last week. Captain America: The First Avenger will hit theaters on July 22nd 2011.

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