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‘Captain America’ Director On Cap’s New Suit

Have you noticed something different about Steve Rogers’ costume in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Gone are the red-and-white colors commonly associated with the Marvel hero’s suit, with a heavier emphasis on navy blues — much like Rogers’ “Super Soldier” costume that debuted in comics a few years ago.

“It was about a real-world grounding approach to the character, in the spirit of Ed Brubaker’s book, which is postmodern and deconstructionist and a grounded thriller,” co-director Joe Russo explained to SFX Magazine.

“We wanted to put Cap in a space where he’s a special forces operative for S.H.I.E.L.D. who goes on missions around the world that are clandestine and sometimes require a certain level of anonymity or stealth,” he continued. “We wanted to use his Super Soldier outfit from the comic books as a way to represent, thematically, his place in the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the difference between working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and being Captain America.”

Sounds like a fair enough answer. And if you’re not fond of the Super Soldier suit, never fear: Looking at the trailers, it’s clear Rogers winds up in his traditional Cap costume before too long.

Arriving April 4, Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow, Georges St-Pierre as Georges Batroc, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp as Agent 13, Maximiliano Hernández as Agent Jasper Sitwell and Robert Redford as Agent Alexander Pierce.


  • volumedealer

    I figured they were relying on this because of the negative of how American tyranny is seen around the globe now, the country is run by criminal origination quite literally..

  • Chris Beveridge

    And has been for the last 15 or so years…

  • J.p. Ducey

    So long as he has his more traditional styled suit in the Avengers Movies I’m fine with this

  • gobot83

    I love this suit. Hate that he gave it up so quickly in the comics, but at leat Nick Fury Jr. is rocking it now.

  • Thedude3445

    Whole-heartedly agree. Cap as Steve Rogers: Secretary of Defense or whatever was amazing and Fear Itself should never have happened because it did nothing but reset the status quo for all the amazing stuff that happened from Avengers Disassembled to Siege.

  • T. Hakeem

    Found myself liking quite a bit more than the Avenger’s suit too… best one so far if you ask me!

  • Brandon


  • Rexon

    Your reply doesn’t surprise me since you have a communist fist for your avatar picture.

  • Chuck777

    The American Empire really isn’t that different than it was post-WWII.

  • handel

    your a douche. And are probably saying that because we at some point saved your ass at some point.

  • handel

    Whats interesting is that America is envied and vilified by other countries that are…well lets face it….neutered. Castrated and cowardly. So the only other option the week have is to vilify the ones that DO something as opposed to sitting by the sidelines.
    Pansies. Celebrate your cuckold-ness.

  • handel

    And we all know the history of communism. The irony is…these dolts don’t and celebrate it!
    True leftists…..ignorant and blissful.

  • forbesg

    What utter nonsense. Where in the article does it mention they’ve toned down the colors for the benefit of appeasing anyone who doesn’t want Americana shoved in their face? No where. It’s your ignorant assumption. Perhaps America is the one neutered by ignorance about the rest of the world and it’s lack of interest in discovering it’s opinion. And please, explain the difference between ‘week’ and ‘weak’ for me….

  • Silver age guy

    American tyranny? You might want to think about what the world would look like today if America wasnt involved in world events. We would most likely be living under Soviet communist oppression, or dominated by an oppressive Islamic caliphate. The current administration not withstanding, America still represents the “last best hope of earth.”

  • Statham

    Well, there was just no need for Fear Itself to really shift the status quo that much. I’m still not sure why Bucky’s ‘death’ in that story turned out to be such a non-event and he had to go back to the Winter Soldier persona, and Steve had to go back to Cap.

  • Statham

    Sure. Have fun with the NSA watching your every move.

  • Jimmy

    Americans are all a bunch of c@nts – everyone knows that.

    Except for Americans who think they’re some kind of heroes. Bunch of fat, lazy f@cks who think the world revolves around them.

    Thanks for WW2 as well. Pity no one told you it started in 1939, not 1941. But good on ya for taking credit for that one too.

  • Jimmy


    Who the f@ck did you personally save jackass? That time you saved 20% at McDonalds doesn’t count as “saving ass!”

    Typical f@cking yank glory-hound

  • Jimmy

    Bombing babies in Afghanistan counts as doing something does it?

    Go talk to a Vietnamese fella and see how much they appreciated all the chemicals the USA drowned the country in. A generation of malformed babies to show for it.

    I’m sure they’re really glad you didn’t sit that one out.

  • Steven Scott

    Weak not week dude

  • Steven Scott

    Unfortunately amercia is economically heading south whilst china and Russia are doing just dandy. The future doesn’t look rosey that’s for darn sure

  • Dastardly

    America is a joke. And a bad one at that.

  • Charlie

    War is hell . That’s why I like this thing called peace .

  • Thedude3445

    Thor’s “””””””””death””””””””” was the saddest most pointless thing I’ve seen in comics in a long time too. And then they used the opportunity of the “Shattered Heroes” thing to a) set up a Defenders story that they cancelled in 12 issues and b) to somehow, in the most convoluted way possible, get a black Nick Fury in time for Avengers.


    I guess you haven’t been paying attention to what’s happening in Sochi, huh?
    Oh, and the poverty rate in China is more than double that in the US. So, actually, you’re wrong about Russia and China doing “just dandy.”

  • Steven Scott

    Wow. The Russian state and chinese state are doing very well. China bank rolls America with their state pensions policy since the 50s.
    Russia blew billions on Sochi Olympics and didn’t even raise a sniffle – while states like Detroit go bankrupt. But beleive what you like as it doesn’t matter to me how uninformed you are dude.

  • Statham

    See, Thor’s death was so pointless I’d forgotten it even happened.

  • Thedude3445

    Fear Itself was ending just as I caught up with Marvel (I read from Avengers Disassembled to Siege beforehand in a grand year-long marathon of reading like 3000 comic issues), and it, along with that atrocious Avengers arc where Hydra and AIM and HAMMER all teamed up or whatever (most wasted potential in comic history), really soured me on comics really quickly. Stopped pulling my last Marvel comic about a year ago this month.

  • The Walking Cuban

    Which is ironic seeing as America is now communist. Speaking of which, why is it comics have nazi badguys and Christian mutant-haters, yet no communist badguys and now a musim ms marvel? Is it just me or would they rather pick on the defunct or meek rather than the powerful or dangerous? Let’s ask Matt and trey how that went, since they always mocked Christians and the one day, oh THATS right, they mocked Mohammed (in a bear suit and actually giving a canwe all just get along speech that was censored anyway, on COMEDY CENTRAL of all channels) followed by death threats, which they took very seriously, even after years of making fun of Christians. As for nazis, I don’t like em either, but where’s the evil duo Hammer and Sickle? Or Ras Putin? Or black widow? Oh that’s right. She’s a good guy.

  • The Walking Cuban

    I think it looks cool. In an Under Armor without the football uniform kinda way.

  • Gregory Otis Dow

    Amen sir

  • iheartmurika

    Holy Christ! It’s just a movie. Everyone calm down. They aren’t making a statement. They’re making an action movie, and if we’re lucky, they’ll keep making these movies so we can spend a couple hours here and there being entertained and forget about how lousy the world really is. Peace, love, DOPE!

  • T. Hakeem

    Haha, indeed.

  • T. Hakeem

    I haven’t followed Cap’s comic-book thread at ALL… there’s a Nick Fury Jr.?!?! O.O

  • Tommy Rankin

    You haven’t noticed that they created Nick Fury Jr. to make 616 more in line with Movies and UU?! Even I knew about him and I couldn’t care less about Cap or Avengers

  • Tommy Rankin

    Hahahahah! That’s a good one!

  • Tommy Rankin

    Wow, gotta love how a simple change of costume for an action hero leads to people arguing over whether America is a global peacekeeper or a big bully

  • T. Hakeem

    Admittedly, I haven’t kept up with any titles for the 18months or so. Only just started re-reading some issues I found in storage (Darkest Night/Brightest Day). I did hear about the general “shuffling” of some titles/stories to coincide with the cinematic MU, but yeah… didn’t know about Nick Fury Jr. In the process of correcting that as we speak lol. Any recent titles/runs you recommend?

  • WayLander

    The suit he wore in avengers looked horrible on the big screen next to the others. This looks times better.

  • Tommy Rankin

    I honestly can’t tell. As I said I don’t follow rest of the MU outside of x-titles all that much. And I’ve even cut back on them as well. But out of x-books I highly recommend X-Men Legacy run which ended recently. It’s been full of great writing and forces readers to think for themselves at times. It’s only 28 issues and you can read the whole story from start to finish. I’ve read some Scarlet Spider and Captain Marvel but I didn’t really care for the latter and the former was pretty decent, if nothing mind blowing.

  • T. Hakeem

    Much thanks, will check it out!