A new photo from this summer's Captain America: The First Avenger gives us a new look at the super-powered-patriot's complete costume. Sure, we've seen concept art and sporadic set photos, including a mask-less portrait on a recent cover of Entertainment Weekly. While some of those photos have displayed the evolution that his costume will undergo during the course of the film, we had still yet to see the actual image of Chris Evans in the final and definitive version of his Captain America digs, mask and all. Well, EW's latest issue has provided us with just that image. While an ultra-blurry version of this photo leaked earlier this week, a viewable (official) version has just been made available. It may be one of those things where you kind of already knew what it would look like, but it's nevertheless quite an impressive sight once you see it. Hit the read more link and take a look at the full photo.
First and foremost, one may notice a minor, but critical alteration to the concept art version of the costume: Wings! Yes, one of the biggest points of contention for online nitpickers was that the helmet/mask would not be featuring the iconic white eagle wings that typically rest on top of his ears. While the scoffing was hardly universal, in fact some welcomed their omission, they were undeniably a signature piece of Cap's look and is something one evokes when thinking of him. Rather than plastering some awkward-looking piece to the helmet, it seems that the look will be maintained by having them in painted form. The result, is something that (in my opinion,) successfully retains the heart of his comic look, yet manages to translate that tastefully into a live-action context. They pulled this off quite well.
On a sidenote, the presence of the HYDRA troopers in the background is also a nice thing to see, even if they look like the bastard children of Duke Nukem and the Gimp from Pulp Fiction.
How is the complete Captain America costume looking to you?
Source: Entertainment Weekly