As predicted, while out promoting his upcoming film “The Wolfman”, director Joe Johnston revealed some things about his next project, “The First Avenger: Captain America”. Here we have him talking about what we can expect the Captain to look like in the film. The suits origins start off when Steve Rogers is forced to appear in USO performances, since the government is afraid of losing him in battle.
“So he’s up on stage doing songs and dances with chorus girls and he can’t wait to get out and really fight. When he does go AWOL, he covers up the suit but then, after a few things happen, he realizes that this uniform allows him to lead. By then, he’s become a star in the public mind and a symbol. The guys get behind him because he embodies something special.”
“In the first USO sequences, the frustrated patriot will be wearing a version that is closer to the classic Jack Kirby-designed costume, but then later as the super-soldier hits the war zone he will be wearing a sturdier, more muted version that he makes himself that is more like battle togs. The stripes across his mid-section, for instance, will be straps, not colored fabric.”
This is an interesting take on the origin story, but it’s good to see that the suit will remain faithful to the books. Another interesting thing to not from this article is that the director states that he has to have an actor locked into the role by March 1st, so we should be hearing about that very soon.
Source: Los Angeles Times