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

Apr. 11, 2013by: Paul Shirey

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.

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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.

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7:47PM on 04/11/2013

Ugly

Praise of ignorant character costume design like this makes me wonder why "fans" say they enjoy comic book films, when they want to make everyone where bland "realistic" costumes. WTF is this hard on for inserting brown into Cap's costume design? Jeez, put brown rings on the shield while your at it.
Praise of ignorant character costume design like this makes me wonder why "fans" say they enjoy comic book films, when they want to make everyone where bland "realistic" costumes. WTF is this hard on for inserting brown into Cap's costume design? Jeez, put brown rings on the shield while your at it.
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9:34AM on 04/12/2013

difficult job

I like the new concept I think it certainly looks better than the one from the avengers. I still think they should integrate an ear piece that blends into wings on the side of his helmet. Anyway back to the point. I can understand why true fans get annoyed by the redesigning of a costume, I think the difficulty is , is that the comic book costumes wouldnt translate that well to film . I think part of the problem is that comic book heroes usually have unrealistic physiques therefore the costume
I like the new concept I think it certainly looks better than the one from the avengers. I still think they should integrate an ear piece that blends into wings on the side of his helmet. Anyway back to the point. I can understand why true fans get annoyed by the redesigning of a costume, I think the difficulty is , is that the comic book costumes wouldnt translate that well to film . I think part of the problem is that comic book heroes usually have unrealistic physiques therefore the costume will always look good. Put that costume on real life human being and it just looks campy and cheap. Therefore the costume is designed to complement the actor and to appeal to a wider cinema audience .
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1:39PM on 04/11/2013
I thought his suit was great looking for the Captian America movie. I like the loose leather over that skin tight spandex. His suit in Avengers just looked cheap to me.
I thought his suit was great looking for the Captian America movie. I like the loose leather over that skin tight spandex. His suit in Avengers just looked cheap to me.
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7:55PM on 04/11/2013
Ugh, I hate that chin strap. The top part is okay, though seems like another product of Hollywood's obsession with making superhero costumes look so damned pointlessly busy.

Plus, it bares pretty much no resemblance to Captain America's costume. It's supposed to be a symbol. Here, as someone pointed out, it looks like a generic black ops outfit. They've pretty much stripped away any of CA's iconic imagery. Simply in the name of "we need to be trendy, polls show...". Fuck trendy. Going with
Ugh, I hate that chin strap. The top part is okay, though seems like another product of Hollywood's obsession with making superhero costumes look so damned pointlessly busy.

Plus, it bares pretty much no resemblance to Captain America's costume. It's supposed to be a symbol. Here, as someone pointed out, it looks like a generic black ops outfit. They've pretty much stripped away any of CA's iconic imagery. Simply in the name of "we need to be trendy, polls show...". Fuck trendy. Going with the more classic outfit, despite it not being the trendy thing to do, certainly didn't hurt Avengers.
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8:52AM on 04/12/2013
I agree with ya to a point but the costume in question was used in the Marvel Universe when Winter Soldier takes on the mantle of Captain America, after his death/rebirth. Steve Rogers, instead of going back to Captain America becomes a leader of Shield. That is why it looks more 'black-ops' like. I'm not the biggest fan of the move but the movie itself is meant to be more of a spy thriller so having a costume that is a bit more grounded makes a bit more sense. Maybe not this costume in
I agree with ya to a point but the costume in question was used in the Marvel Universe when Winter Soldier takes on the mantle of Captain America, after his death/rebirth. Steve Rogers, instead of going back to Captain America becomes a leader of Shield. That is why it looks more 'black-ops' like. I'm not the biggest fan of the move but the movie itself is meant to be more of a spy thriller so having a costume that is a bit more grounded makes a bit more sense. Maybe not this costume in particular but a costume similar to that.
3:33PM on 04/11/2013

I dig it.

It kind of reminds of a black ops suit. Like the one in the Avengers was a public suit for heroics, and this one is more down and dirty espionage which fits the tone of the movie.
It kind of reminds of a black ops suit. Like the one in the Avengers was a public suit for heroics, and this one is more down and dirty espionage which fits the tone of the movie.
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12:47PM on 04/11/2013
I think it looks good, but its from when Rogers wasn't active as Captain America and was instead leading SHIELD (essentially). I'd prefer a similar suit from Avengers. Or at least a consistent one.
I think it looks good, but its from when Rogers wasn't active as Captain America and was instead leading SHIELD (essentially). I'd prefer a similar suit from Avengers. Or at least a consistent one.
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2:08PM on 04/11/2013

Joss Whedon's costume choices

upon watching Avengers, the feel i got from Cap's costume (and the SHIELD uniforms) was a very 90's made-for-TV superhero movie vibe. and i was totally cool with that for two reasons:

1) it's very Whedon-esque. pre-avengers whedon was most famous for TV shows (mostly in the 90's-era), so a 90's made-for-TV superhero costume look was an awesome little nod to me.
2) they call it cheesy in the movie. "maybe a little old-fashioned is what we need right now". Coulson says that about the events
upon watching Avengers, the feel i got from Cap's costume (and the SHIELD uniforms) was a very 90's made-for-TV superhero movie vibe. and i was totally cool with that for two reasons:

1) it's very Whedon-esque. pre-avengers whedon was most famous for TV shows (mostly in the 90's-era), so a 90's made-for-TV superhero costume look was an awesome little nod to me.
2) they call it cheesy in the movie. "maybe a little old-fashioned is what we need right now". Coulson says that about the events taking place in the movie, but it also applies to the audience watching the movie. the audience did need a little old-fashioned (just look at what's trending right now - 80's/90's type over the top action flicks).
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1:18PM on 04/11/2013
What the hell is the point of those pouches on his belt? He never does anything remotely related to storing small items. All he does is run around and throw his shield. It's like Superman with a utility belt.
What the hell is the point of those pouches on his belt? He never does anything remotely related to storing small items. All he does is run around and throw his shield. It's like Superman with a utility belt.
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1:33PM on 04/11/2013
cellphone
cellphone
2:45PM on 04/11/2013
snackpack
snackpack
4:03AM on 04/12/2013
..another $10 bill for Fury when he gives Cap the keys to S.H.I.E.L.D's Flying Car.
..another $10 bill for Fury when he gives Cap the keys to S.H.I.E.L.D's Flying Car.
9:40AM on 04/12/2013
storing Rob Liefeld's business cards
storing Rob Liefeld's business cards
7:39PM on 04/11/2013
I get why they may go that route if that wasn't an early production concept as it does feel a bit more grounded of a costume for a movie that is considering itself a spy thriller but the costume in question was used in the Marvel universe after Steve Rogers returns from being 'dead' and Winter Soldier takes on the role of Captain America.
I get why they may go that route if that wasn't an early production concept as it does feel a bit more grounded of a costume for a movie that is considering itself a spy thriller but the costume in question was used in the Marvel universe after Steve Rogers returns from being 'dead' and Winter Soldier takes on the role of Captain America.
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1:07PM on 04/11/2013
I kinda like it.
I kinda like it.
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1:02PM on 04/11/2013
That's definitely it. In that picture they released last week, it showed something bulkier and not like the Avengers. Now, you could only see a shadow, but I commented that that was what it looked like.
That's definitely it. In that picture they released last week, it showed something bulkier and not like the Avengers. Now, you could only see a shadow, but I commented that that was what it looked like.
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12:54PM on 04/11/2013
Definitely awesome. I like the style of the helmet, looks like FAST Ballistic Helmet.
Definitely awesome. I like the style of the helmet, looks like FAST Ballistic Helmet.
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12:47PM on 04/11/2013

I like it

gives it more of a modern look to the suit, the blue looks a little darker which would make more sense so he doesnt stand out as much, marvels phase two looks like its going to be awesome
gives it more of a modern look to the suit, the blue looks a little darker which would make more sense so he doesnt stand out as much, marvels phase two looks like its going to be awesome
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1:14PM on 04/11/2013
Lovin it! In the comics when Steve Rogers became Captain America again I thought it sucked that he went back to the same old costume he's always had. I thought he should have stuck with the new (SR) suit. I know comic continuity always comes around to the status quo again, but I never agree with having the keep the same old costume no matter what. So if they won't do it in the comics, all the power to them for doing it in the movies!
Lovin it! In the comics when Steve Rogers became Captain America again I thought it sucked that he went back to the same old costume he's always had. I thought he should have stuck with the new (SR) suit. I know comic continuity always comes around to the status quo again, but I never agree with having the keep the same old costume no matter what. So if they won't do it in the comics, all the power to them for doing it in the movies!
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12:50PM on 04/11/2013
I think the biggest problem with the suit in Avengers is that it looked like he was wearing a onesie with brite red rain boots
I think the biggest problem with the suit in Avengers is that it looked like he was wearing a onesie with brite red rain boots
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2:19PM on 04/11/2013
Love the new suit. It's kind of cool that his suit keeps evolving with each film we see Captain America in.

Again, my most anticipated solo Avenger Phase 2 film after Iron Man 3.
Love the new suit. It's kind of cool that his suit keeps evolving with each film we see Captain America in.

Again, my most anticipated solo Avenger Phase 2 film after Iron Man 3.
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8:32PM on 04/11/2013
Wings already.
Wings already.
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8:30PM on 04/11/2013
Wings already.
Wings already.
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