What’s Going on With Captain America’s Costume in The Winter Soldier? (SPOILERS)


Captain America: The First Avenger Poster Image


If you’ve been following the production of Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, from the concept artwork to the set images/videos, then you may have noticed that the good Captain isn’t quite rocking that red, white, and blue ensemble he’s usually seen wearing in the comic books.

In fact, this is how a recent concept artwork has him looking in the upcoming sequel:

Captain America The Winder Soldier (2014) Movie Concept Artwork

So what’s the deal? Is the Captain no longer proud of his status as America’s super soldier, thus the lack of red, white, and blue in the costume?

Apparently there’s a reason for this, according to Joblo, who quotes a scooper as saying the following:

This is Cap’s S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform (obviously) but for circumstances unknown (either it getting destroyed or Cap hating it), at some point in the film, Steve breaks into the Smithsonian and steals back his 40’s uniform. So for all of us that loved the Johnston suit, Captain America will be back in it by the end of the movie. Sort of takes the sting away from this lameness.

Ah, so Captain America goes back to his original costume from the first movie! That would be this one, in case you’ve already forgotten:

Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Movie Image

I kinda like this idea. Although I didn’t hate the “Avengers” costume, it just never really felt as right as this WWII get-up.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Robert Redford, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Cobie Smulders, Hayley Atwell, and waves the flag next year April 4, 2014.

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    I didn’t like the costume in The Avengers movies….i preferred a more grounded design… i don’t understand why they couldn’t go with a material which mimics the future armor that Solid Snake wears in the MGS series….just with red, white, & blue insignia and a practical explanation as to why he’s wearing the outfit to begin with.

  • Juggernaut

    Good idea. I liked both suits but the one from CA:TFA was way better. I’m exited to see Steve get the AGENT OF SHIELD suit during the film too. It is a cool way to integrate his alternate looks within the movies.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed and makes a lot of sense really.

  • Georgina Quiñones

    I have a feeling the director of the movie notice that if you really look at it, it look more like the PuertoRican than the American flag and perhaps they didn’t like that! lol

    • Juggernaut

      I thought the same. I carually made a character after my best friend in high school naed El Capitain Puerto Rico who was an obvoius spoof of Cap and it was awesome! I call copyright infringment!!!

  • ultra q

    as a marvel fan, i prefer the ever known classic CAPTAIN AMERICA costume of
    the 40’s since his debute in TIMELY COMICS. it should stayb there.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Yeah did you see that in the first film?! Looked so goofy. Had they gone that route the whole film it would’ve been horrible.