Normally, doing a story on an actor speaking about their clothing reminds me of the fashtards on the red carpet who have to ask people what designer they’re wearing and then fawning all over them about it and faking interest. Thankfully, though, this is Chris Evans and he’s speaking about the character with probably the most iconic uniform in the Marvel Universe, so it’s quite a bit more bearable. Evans was speaking with Empire about the gear that he’ll be sporting in the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger.
Regarding the uniform, Evans remarked: “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 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.”
And regarding Cap’s iconic hubcap: “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!”
I like Evans in most everything in which I’ve seen him and he really put a fun spin on both The Human Torch and as Jensen in The Losers, so I look for good things from him in this movie. Captain America: The First Avenger finally starts shooting this month for a July 22nd release next year.