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A First Look At Chris Evans In His Full Captain America Costume

It’s not quite the caliber, or the quality, of the first look at Andrew Garfield in his Spider-Man costume, but the new issue of Entertainment Weekly includes a new image that shows Chris Evans in full regalia from Captain America: The First Avenger (we’d earlier seen his stunt double in a version of the costume). Comic Book Movie has a low-quality scan, but we can probably expect a better version from EW or Marvel in the next few days.

Update: EW has released a smaller, but better-quality image, which we’ve added below.

Directed by Joe Johnston, Captain America also stars Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Stanley Tucci, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough and Tommy Lee Jones. It opens on July 22, 2011.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.


  •!/haversam [A]

    That ain’t so bad, ain’t it?

  • MW

    I like it. And the shield looks good too.

  • Scarletspeedster7

    ……And THIS is why the wings don’t work anywhere except the comics.

  • Klinicalkase

    Uuuuh, no.
    It screams gaudy, but I guess it works for that 40’s mentality.
    Still, I’ll pass.

  • Paul_dilas83

    Please pass. The movie doesn’t need pretentious blow-hards like you watching the show. Now, go wipe that cum off your mouth and get a life.

  • Anonymous

    Looks very … functional. For real world applications, I guess that probably works better than what we’re used to in the comics. I’m fine with it, but want to see it in action.

    And, to be honest, I’d imagine he’ll have an updated one for the Avengers, just like he did in the Ultimates.

  • Ragweedjones

    What’s up with his crotch?

  • BB

    No one needs a punk like you making comments like that. Be thankful you can say them and go off and hide in your bed.

  • Excelsior


    What’s up with his crotch?

    Vita- rays.

  • gill2k

    Looks like the costume from the Ultimates. Nice!

  • David Fullam

    HELL F*CKING YES!!!!!!

  • Lkajd

    What’s going on in the background though? Who’re those guys?

  • cfosmooooooov

    I have to slap any haters on this one. THAT.IS.CAP. If they had to make a Captain America that actually adhered to the comics LIKE THEY HAVE TO( i.e. no matrix style crap) it would look like that. THAT IS CAP.

  • heckboy

    not bad. the way the costume fits the body is a bit looser than i imagined, but then again, i guess it makes sense that it isn’t “skin tight” like say Spidey’s movie costume is. also, do the eye holes in the helmet look really wide to anybody else? i dont know if it’s just the low-res of the photo playing tricks on my eyes or if the eye slits are actually that wide. anybody have a guess?

  • fasttboy80

    The costume resembles the authentic look and feel of the Captain America comic book character, it looks worn torn like he was in a battle, can’t wait for the movie

  • MAMA

    It just doesn’t look like something a WWII era person would come up with; seems too modern.

    For the Avengers movie, it works really well.

  • Patrick

    If he was born in the Great Depression, wouldn’t that make him at most ten when the war began?

  • Lee


    Yup. He had to be born in the 20’s, at least, maybe late 10’s.

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  • Anonymous

    Something like that. Wall Street crashed in 1929, and the US entered WWII in 1941, so he would have been no more than 12 then, and no more than 16 when the war ended. Well spotted.

  • Jacob

    No it doesn’t. But it is nice.

  • c0ld

    Doesn’t look too bad at all. I’m glad to see the wings painted on the side of the helmet coz if they were stuck on he’d look pretty goofy. I’m a bit surprised they went with the round shield if indeed this is a pic of Cap during WWII, but I guess that syncs with the Iron Man movies so not all that awfully bothered (though I hope they do incorporate the original shield in somehow, have it as a USO show prop or have Cap start out with it and hand it over to a representative of Wakanda, grandfather of T’Challa maybe considering the timelines, as a token of friendship).

    The guys standing behind him are probably Hydra soldiers.

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  • Energyshaman

    I would do him! I mean I would go see this

  •!/haversam [A]

    but they’re just painted on — now, if those were real wings, now that would truly stupid..

  •!/haversam [A]

    From the beginning of the story..? Could be.. Don’t have the comics at hand

  •!/haversam [A]

    don’t be too nitpicky :)

  • Thom Vane

    Wow. Cap has to be one of the hardest costumes to pull off and they found a way to do it. Damn impressive!

  • Jcarvalho78855

    Has anyone read Captain América: reborn ? In some of the scenes in WW2 he uses exactly that suit, whith the painted wings. I like it, it makes a lot more sense. It´s good when we have an effort to loke more credible.

  • Pam Harrison

    Back to the Golden Age Captain America. Love it.

  • Travis

    Awesome! I am so excited for this movie!

  • Sephy

    Pot, meet kettle, kettle, meet the pot.

  • Jultra84

    maybe you could find some way to express your opinion WITHOUT the use of homophobia?

  • cbguru

    In reality, eye slits would have to be that wide. In combat, a mask or helmet will move around. If shaped to the eyes, a slight movement would impair the vision of the wearer.

  • Vijinand

    Love the costume!! The helmut will take a little getting used to. I never liked the helmut version in the comics either though.

  • Thompson500

    The Nazis…I mean Hydra guys look like shitty plastic, but the Cap uniform looks cool enough. Amazing the film is set in WW2 but the true villains (Nazis) have been removed by the PC poilce squad. Guess they’re afraid to sell toys with swastikas on them.

  • Virgiljones

    Jesus, those Hydra guys have HUGE codpieces. Shit.

  • Ed Z.

    I have to give Chris Evans credit – he must’ve added dozens of pounds of pure muscle and bulk to get this look. If his “Human Torch” character and his “Captain America” stood next to each other, they’d make for very different profiles. I am cautiously optimistic about this movie, but I haven’t seen anything to really put me off yet (despite being annoyed that every reference I see of his shield calls it “Vibranium” and not “Adamantium” – is that a Wolverine-related licensing problem?).

  • Ed Z.

    I’ve seen pics of him with the original shield for this movie as well, so they do indeed use it.

  • Drhiphop85

    ummm cap’s shield technically is a iron-vibranium hybrid. Its not made of adamantium…Adamantium was created solely to try and copy Cap’s shield by MacClain…

  • stryfe

    The only thing bugging me is his lack of a chin… the strape around his jaw points it out too much but a good costume..

  • Insecurityguard

    i hope this movie is good. When they first announced the short-list for the role, my immediate thought was “ANY of them but Chris Evans.” He’s annoying and cocky in everything I’ve ever seen him in. Maybe he’ll surprise me, but for now I have real concern about his ability to pull off the role.

  • Anonymous

    He does lack a certain gravity, doesn’t he?

  • Anonymous

    It’s not very well known, but Hydra soldiers are big Renaissance fair fans.

  • lead sharp

    It’s taking me a lot longer to come round to this costume than Thor’s.

    I think it’s way too fussy, don’t get me wrong I know they needed to tweak it because the studios are terrified something that’s worked for years (as a design) in the comic obviously needs changing but why does he have a strap across the chest? What’s with those shoulder things? Why does it look like he borrowed his dads army helmet? Why does the material look like old bedclothes? This really does look like cosplay cap, SO far anyway. May look better in motion but that’s not really a good thing when superheroes (this one specifically) are well known for posing.

  • Canucklehead

    I’m glad that Johnston and the design team went with a more fatigue style Cap suit then a skin tight spandex style. It looks almost realistic enough to be something an American military PR guy would come up with to create a hero for the US to get behind in WWII. And it’s also a great starting point for a modern redesign by Tony Stark/Shield for the Avengers movie. I also think Chris Evans is going to surprise people with his portrayal of Steve Rogers. (fingers crossed)