Moviegoers who aren’t superhero fans now have a keen interest in superhero films. Over the past decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded vastly. Actors who we’d never heard of got their big break by playing comic book characters. Of course, the superhero movies didn’t start so recently. In fact, the first ever superhero film was released in 1920. During the 90s, these types of films never took off. There was an inconsistent flow of superhero movies, and it was the era where comics were more popular than movies.
More than 80 years later, we slowly but surely started with superhero television series, animated films and Hollywood movies. Where technology wasn’t that advanced and people had less knowledge of CGI, scenes that required flying or other special effects looked a bit average by today’s standards. Nevertheless, directors have reincarnated those scenes in their movies, and it now looks incredible.
Marvel’s first ever release featured the superhero we will talk about today. It was a 15 chapter serial film released in 1944. Although Marvel Comics was known by another name, it is still recorded as its first release. The first Marvel superhero film was titled, Captain America. Dick Purcell played Captain America. 67 years later, we got to witness Chris Evans suit up in the red, white and blue costume in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger. From there onwards, Chris was stuck with the role and as more Captain America movies came out, he showed why he is the perfect actor to play the superhero.
Chris Evans has acted in four films as Captain America, including a cameo in Thor: The Dark World. Civil War will be his fifth movie in the role. As directors and producers always tend to show their take on the superhero movies, they experiment with different angles regarding the plot, the casting or the costume. Comic books have shown many superheroes in various costumes, some attractive and some not so attractive. During his time as Captain America, Chris wore some classic adaptations of costumes from different series of the comics. Here are the top three Captain America costumes that were worn in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
3. The Avengers
Coming in at number 3. The Avengers was released in 2012 and featured this costume from the comics titled the same name. In the movie, Loki becomes the biggest threat when he gets his hands on the Tesseract, one of the main elements that will lead up to Avengers: Infinity War. Nick Fury, director of an underground organization, plans to launch his initiative to recruit highly trained personnel, including in the form of aliens, to help save the world. Captain America was chosen as one of the leaders to lead the team. Agent Phil Coulson designed this costume. Coulson incorporated the red, white, and blue colors of the American flag onto the costume so that Steve Rogers will look like the ‘classic’ Captain America. This suit, however, required him to hold his shield in his hands at all times.
2. The Winter Soldier
In 2014, Captain America: The Winter Soldier displayed the costume known as the stealth suit. It was an adaptation from the comic series titled, Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier. When S.H.I.E.L.D. was in its prime, they created this costume for him. As the organization had the best of the best tech and gadgets, they designed this suit in such a way that if Steve Rogers goes on missions at night, he would be unnoticed by night-vision gadgets. The color is dark blue, which is quite cool. This is number two because the advancement in this costume allows him to clip his shield on his back, he has a communicator in his glove, and he gets a matching shield at times. He only wears it when Nick Fury sends him on a mission on behalf of S.H.I.E.L.D. He wears this suit throughout the movie to battle his brainwashed buddy Bucky, aka The Winter Soldier.
1. Age of Ultron
And the number one costume is the one Captain America wore last year. Judging by the patterns, this is a familiar suit. In simple words, this an upgraded stealth suit in terms of color and technology. Avengers: Age of Ultron released in 2015, and in a scene, the designer of the costume reveals himself to the world. He is none other than Tony Stark. When a genius like Tony designs a suit for you, it has to be entirely hi-tech. He didn’t only create Captain America’s costume, but the entire team’s costumes. He needed to put all his effort in creating the suits and weapons to adjust to the threat he caused, courtesy of his failed experiment, Ultron. The epic part about this entire suit is that Captain America can recall his shield by using his glove, making his fighting style more efficient.
These are the top 3 costumes of Captain America in the MCU. It’s safe to say that whenever he is set to appear in a film and have the spotlight on him, he will be sporting a new look. That’s going to be the case in the upcoming Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War. It’s the film the world wants to see, as we’ll find out who’ll win when Captain America exchanges blows with Iron Man. Here is a bonus! You may or may not have seen his new costume for the upcoming movie. So, for those who haven’t seen it yet, here is a unique way of showing it to you. This is the costume guide for Captain America’s Civil War costume.
Captain America Full Mask
Available at World-Costume: $11.70
Captain America Civil War Jacket
Available at Fjackets: $129
Captain America Trouser
Available at Whitesheepleather: $195
Captain America Accessories
Available at Amazon: $99
Lace Up Military Combat Boot
Available at Amazon: $39.99
Captain America Shield
Available at Amazon: $24.18
His Civil War suit is a mixture of all his costumes. We haven’t seen much of his costume’s abilities in the trailer, but by the designs, it looks somewhat related to his stealth suit and the one his counterpart created. Who knows, this could be part of the list after we get to see what cool features his costume has.
These were the best of the lot. You’ve got to admit, Chris Evans has got the perfect physique and facial features to match Cap from the comics. We aren’t sure about the cameos in other upcoming Marvel films but Chris Evans does have a couple more movies left in his contract, and chances are that he will get a new costume in Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and 2.
Don’t forget to catch Captain America: Civil War when it’s released on May 16, 2016 in theaters near you.