Captain America Talks Costume

Exclusive: Chris Evans on Cap's new look

Chris Evans, as you might have guessed, is a very busy man. Not only is he coping with realisation that he is, in fact, the new Captain America, but he’s also, you know, working and stuff. Still, we managed to catch him recently to give us a few words about the goings on in Camp Captain America: The First Avenger.

More specifically, about the costume and design challenges the team are facing, and just how Cap’s going to look – especially exciting considering the concept art leaked just last month.

"It’s an amazing costume. Given the fact that his costume is red, white and blue, and it’s tight, and it could be kind of flash and over the top – and given the fact that the movie takes place in the ‘40s and ‘50s – they’ve done a really good job of making it look really cool."

"I think everyone that’s going to see it is going to say, 'Okay, well done. Well done. I think they got the costume right. The casting they completely ruined, but the costume they nailed!'"

In comparison to his lithe, skin-tight Fantastic Four costume, Evans says: “[In the FF suit] …you could move around quite well. This is a little more cumbersome. It doesn’t exactly breathe the way the Fantastic Four costume breathed, but it’s the way it should be. Any type of World War II uniform would be a little chunky, and I think that’s what kind of gives it its character.”

Damn straight Captain, couldn’t agree with you more. Now let’s talk shields. What kind of kit can we expect here?

“We’ve been testing a lot of shields. Last time I was in London they had six shields and I had to hold each one, see if I was comfortable with each one, see which one we all thought had the right look. The thing is pretty heavy, so I’m not sure I can throw it that far! I’ll give it my best shot, but hopefully they’ll have some sort of stunt shield when it comes to actually chucking it!”

Agreed. Flinging an actual shield is not a good idea. We speak from experience with our very own 300 shield. The kitchen window will never, ever be the same again.

Captain America: The First Avenger is out on July 22 next year.