You’ve seen Captain America come to life on the big screen thanks to director Joe Johnson and actor Chris Evans but that was a period piece. How will Cap look in modern times in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers film? Now we know.
Celebrity-Gossip.net captured pictures of the actor on set in Cleveland, Ohio recently where The Avengers has been filming. “The Captain America hunk donned a pair of sunglasses along with a black cloak as he shot scenes on the mock 42nd Street set,” they wrote. But of course, he did eventually have to take them off to shoot and that’s how we get our first look. Three more shots after the jump!
The look is definitely updated from what we saw in Captain America: The First Avenger but stays very close in aesthetics from that film, including the trademark wings on his helmet. It’s still a basic Kirby Cap suit when you get down to it with some slight nods to his Ultimates costume, the helmet similar to the one he wore in Captain America: Reborn.
As you can see in this image, there’s a flap open on the chest of the uniform. Like in the comics, the red-and-white stripe section looks to be a piece worn underneath the rest of the cosutme. I’m wondering if this this material means it’s much less armored than his previous suit. But could this be because Tony Stark has made some modifications that make the suit more maneuverable but just as tough? He was working on a shield in Iron Man 2 after all.
The website also managed to capture the actor in his “civilian” costume, presumably exploring “future” New York.
The Avengers, starring Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlet Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and more hits theaters May of 2012.