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Is this the new costume for Cap in Captain America: The Winter Soldier?

04.11.2013

One of the chief complaints of Joss Whedon's THE AVENGERS was Captain America's costume, which was a fairly direct translation from comic to screen. I saw this as a bonus to the film, as it showed that Whedon wasn't afraid to let these characters be the comic book characters they are instead of a bunch of cryptic, leather-wearing, MATRIX wannabe's (Yeah, I'm lookin' at you X-MEN). I think the biggest problem with Cap's costume in THE AVENGERS was the mask/helmet, but overall I was pleased they stuck to their guns. The WWII costume in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER was one I was nervous about when hearing about it, but was stoked when I saw it. 

Now, it seems that both costumes have been merged into one for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, if this concept art is the real deal. CBM had a scooper send in the below image, which shows a combined effort of the costumes from the first Cap and THE AVENGERS, incorporating the brown straps and a modified chest piece, much like the Steve Rogers costume in the comics. Of course, this could just be one variable of many, but it's a move in the right direction if accurate.  Either way, I expect we'll see a modified costume that builds on the successful aspects of Cap's previous appearances on film. I have faith they'll segue into a kick ass outfit (and the first tease was a good indicator) and if this is it, I'm sold.

Check it out:

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, starring Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Cobie Smulder, Emily Van Camp, Toby Jones, Maximiliano Hernandez, and Georges St-Pierre, is slated for release on April 4, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: What costume modifications would YOU like to see?

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