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Here's some really nice images of Captain America's AVENGERS costume from Comic Con

Hey folks, Harry here..   JD wrote me saying how he hadn't really seen really nice photos of the new CAPTAIN AMERICA costume for Whedon's AVENGERS - and he really wanted me to share them with all of you...  so let's take a look...





If you download the files you'll find you can really zoom in for details.   Thanks to RD for taking the time to get some really great shots of Cap's new duds.   Can't wait to see this in action.  Damn, I loved CAPTAIN AMERICA.   Such a great comic flick.

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  • July 24, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    still no feathers on the hat?

    by wattos new hat

  • July 24, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I like these better.

    by butterbean

    Closer to the books. Not as clunky. Excellent stuff.

  • Please fix immediately. Thank you.

  • July 24, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Actually im not sure the red and white stripes work at all.

    by dahveed1972

    Im ambivalent i guess.

  • July 24, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by CB Chap


  • July 24, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Still waiting for the Amy Winehouse obit

    by Fritzlorrerains


  • July 24, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I'll play the broken record once more

    by D.Vader

    I want external head-wings. I want external head-wings that act as radio antennae for communication between Cap, Fury, and Iron Man. It makes sense, damnit.

  • July 24, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    its fucking awesome. dont lie.

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    they nailed it.

  • July 24, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Bibleman, I've never said anything about Thor's helmet

    by D.Vader

    So you can either A) shove your sarcastic comments up your ass or B) sell it to someone who cares. Or we can talk/debate/disagree on the merits of head-wings, external or not, which I'd be more than happy to do. Your call.

  • July 24, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    I like the First Avenger costume better.

    by JuanSanchez

  • July 24, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    korus, how many movies did Amy Winehouse star in?

    by Mr. Waturi

    This is a TV/Movie website. Dumbass.

  • July 24, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    This is the golden age of Marvel films.

    by knowthyself

    Thor rocked. Cap rocked. Iron Man rocked. Hulk was good. Even the reboot Punisher was pretty good. These guys fucking know what they're doing. Avengers is now hyped right up there with TDKR for next summer.

  • July 24, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by Darran Goggin

    I've never been so excited by a costume!!!!

  • Most, if not all, soldiers were uniforms designed to 'blend in' real super soldiers eg; special forces, SAS, etc; wear outfits with stealth and camouflage as the main priority. Superman can wear what he likes coz he's invincible, Thor pretty much too, but Captain America...seems amazing he hasn't been taken out by a sniper in all these years....comic books....'meh' I'll stick with Splinter Cell - Sam Fisher would nail C.A. and be sipping a beer before Tony Stark said 'huh, what was that?'

  • July 24, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    korus1234- DIO DIDN'T GET AN OBIT! Winehouse certainly shouldn't

    by DoctorWho?

    *Sigh* Today's pop culture idiots inflate the most insipid acts to demi-god status. Pathetic.

  • July 24, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    a bullseye in the chest area makes sense.

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    If you're gonna be shot at, might as well put the attention on the place you can pad out.

  • July 24, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Namor's ankle wings will be tattooed on.

    by ReportAbuse

    Or nonexistent.

  • July 24, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST


    by Dr Gregory House

    You call that a costume?!? Where are the nipples, dagnabbit?

  • July 24, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    No obit for Amy...

    by angry_spacboy

    ...but score one for my deadpool (and i'm pretty sure everyone else's), cheers Amy! Who's next? I'm betting on Pete Doherty to follow her fine example. Come on Pete, you can do it!

  • July 24, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    WTF is up with the ski boots in picture #2 ?

    by Big Dumb Ape

    What, is he going skiing or something??? Is this THE AVENGERS ON VACATION? Why would Cap -- who is an agile oriented character -- wear a form fitting costume that gives him lots of body mobility to twist and turn and leap and punch and fling a shield... ...Then choose to weigh himself down with such clunky ass boots? Sorry, but given that they took his WWII uniform and decided to streamline the AVENGERS costume would be that much closer to the comic...I don't get why he has to run around in those nutty looking things.

  • July 24, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by sharpie

    That's actually pretty much exactly what happened a year or 2 ago...

  • July 24, 2011, 5:23 p.m. CST

    canned dirty ape

    by wildphantom07

    Hmmm, just because someone has called out for an obituary on aintitcool, I'm not sure Ms Winehouse deserved the slating you just gave her. The woman was regarded as one of the most talented singers of her generation, so her passing is a big deal - no matter how inevitable it was. I hardly think you're as clued in as to judge her drug addiction the way you just did. She was an addict, long before she became a star. Last time I checked, when you're addicted to the stuff she was doing, it's not exactly the easiest condition to get over. Far from it. More like an illness. It's sad is what it is. Incredibly sad. Don't diss the talent though. Incredible voice. Who is comparing it to the Norway massacre anyway? You think people have less sympathy for that absolute disgrace just because Amy Winehouse died? I don't think so. But it is still significant news, barely 24 hours after it was announced. Try and be a little more humble. Easiest thing to do is rant behind a fake name on a forum.

  • July 24, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST

    old suit= great. new suit= fail.

    by vulturess

    the new suit looks like he gets shot out of a cannon at a circus.

  • July 24, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST


    by BetaRayBill07

    Well said, sir.

  • July 24, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Yeah. Exactly like a circus cannon guy no doubt.

    by UltraTron

  • July 24, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    First Avenger costume was better

    by kafka07

    but whatever, this movie will be awesome.

  • July 24, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Reminds me of a costume of a nut job from Marshal Law

    by UltraTron

    Where the fuck is my Marvel Zombies epic version of all this shit? They need to be making parallel marvel zombies films of all these films. Can just fuck up the same costumes zombie style and save money. Zombie Reed Richards owns. So does Zombie Hulk when he eats Galactus' Entire chest cavity out after biting off Surfer's head. The Marvel Zombies storyline is the greatest thing that ever happened to marvel characters. Better than when Thanos resets the universe. Just give me this shit and I'll oversee it from now on. I would have had Galactus absorbing hell in a stalemate battle with Mephisto by now with all the money they've thrown at bullshit.

  • July 24, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    canneddirty-Spot on.

    by butterbean

    clap clap clap clap!

  • Like the animated stuff in kill bill! Suydam directs! That would rule.

  • July 24, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    WTF is it about extended helmet wings?!?

    by AxeEmAll

    Having those things sticking out makes Cap look like an unplucked chicken.

  • Unless someone can find a way to make them work, like maybe they fold into his skin like Angel in Xmen First Class I really would like to see them left in the comics. They just come across as ridiculous and cheesy.

  • July 24, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Damn this iPad

    by The Founder

  • Know what I'm sayin? It certainly isn't the high-textured extravaganza that Spidey's new suit offers.

  • July 24, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Yes Sir! iPad, I damn thee!

    by butterbean

  • July 24, 2011, 6:56 p.m. CST

    BobOrci's Spellchecker

    by D.Vader

    Perhaps you are right, but based on his previous sarcastic responses to everyone else, I think he's just trolling around. Still, I don't think everyone else needs a communicator. Obviously Fury has one in his ear, and Iron Man has the technological capability, and with Cap being a leader on the field, it makes sense he'd have one too. Making the head-wings part of that is the perfect marriage of form and function, I thought.

  • July 24, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    RIP - Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    A talentless one-hit wonder died this Saturday in London. It had been 3 years since anybody talked about her, and even longer since they cared for her. Her family and friends allowed her to get so screwed up with booze, crack and coke that her death (resulting from booze, crack and coke) surprised no-one. She will, ironically, be missed by those same people. It will take time for the music industry to fill the void that she leaves behi...nevermind. -Amy Winehouse's GHOST!!!

  • July 24, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Winehouse death is unbelievable tragedy

    by Smartacus

    Not because she was anything special. She wasn't. Anyone who says otherwise simply lacks the ability to wrap their head around the idea that she was regurgitating the sounds of another era. You want more of her music even though she's gone? Not a problem. There's a lifetime worth of this music available in the back catalogs of every major label. People act like she was the first woman to ever do this, sound like this, or look like this. No, no, and no. The reason it's a tragedy is because now she will become a legend and suddenly be given enormous credit for things she might have done, things people imagine she did, and shit that even dumber people randomly assign to her. I'm not saying she wasn't talented. She was talented just like all the other overrated but dead at an early age musicians and actors were. Now though we have to live with her forever. People will write books about the bitch and turn her legend into something that has my grandchildren wearing t-shirts with her face on them. This is the reason I prayed nightly for the safety of Madonna. This is why I pray nightly for the safety of Lady Gaga. All it takes is a premature death and instantly every idiot on earth decides they walk on water or invented music itself.

  • Do what you want in private, just spare the rest of us. Not to mention its completely moot since the design is a done deal at this point. I was hoping for a more practical suit coloring, but whatever. i assume that after watching dailies if whedon & co. see that it looks silly, theyll make a change. Really, he should have multiple uniforms for different missions. Guess thats also a possibility.

  • July 24, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST

    This CAP costume is pretty neat...but

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    If you translated every superhero costume this exactly you'd think it look good to. If this were Wolverine's yellow and brown suit it's also be OMG COOL! What matters is how they explain the suit and the look in the movie. Everyone else's outfit make some tangible sense, be it Stark's suit of armor, Thor's traditional "Asgardian" attire, or just plain old SHIELD agent gear. In CapAm:FA it's the idea that he is a hero for the American GI's that justifies his red/white/blue/stars/stripes outfit. I just don't see how they can sell that for the "modern" setting of Avengers.

  • July 24, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    I think I know what bugs me about this Cap costume

    by D.Vader

    In the illustrated teaser poster from a few months ago, Cap had exposed ears. I think the exposed ears just look better than the closed cowl. That might just be me. But comparing the recent banner to that first teaser poster, I like the first Cap better. Find that poster here:

  • July 24, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Did they show Cap with his helmet on in the trailer?

    by Phillyflopper

    I don't remember if they did, but if not, perhaps they put this version out there to test the waters for fan reaction. Maybe it hasn't been completely decided yet. Or perhaps maybe he gets a helmet change later on.

  • July 24, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Just saw Captain America, it was tits

    by JackSlater4

    Feel really bad for the guy going through all that only to be frozen in time and wake up still a virgin 70 years later.

  • July 24, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    The Last Captain American Virgin! xD

    by Phillyflopper

    If they don't have strong ideas for a Captain America sequel, maybe they'll make it a coming of age teen comedy romp? xD

  • July 24, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Movie was dope!

    by eric haislar

    Just got back from seeing it. Loved every second.

  • July 24, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Wild phantom

    by smatt584

    She was a fucking junkie. Crack, cocaine, heroine, meth, and finally a fatal mixture of booze and ecstasy. This isn't someone who slipped and fell onto a hypodermic needle or something. This is not a case of someone growing up in a smoking household dying of lung cancer. Anybody stupid enough to think to themselves: hey, I should try crack, what's the worst that could happen?, should not be pitied any more that someone who crashes their car while texting. She is not a fucking victim of addiction, but a victim or her own stupidity. Addiction was only the side effect of said stupidity. You'd be much more accurate to call her a suicide or just a dumb motherfucker. Growing up, I had friends who tried to get me to try shit like that and I promptly stopped considering them my friends. If, in today's society, you do not know the deadly consequences of these very well known drugs, then you are a dumbass. And if, knowing how bad these drugs are, you do them anyway, you are an even bigger dumbass. Or you don't give a shit about your life, in which case, your addiction is just a prolonged suicide.

  • July 24, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Oh, it looks goood!

    by krabklaw

  • July 24, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Cap sequel.....

    by whatevillurks

    Rogers must stop the grandson of old WWII foe Baron Zemo(seen in a twenty minute flashback to start the movie) who is a "legitmate" businessman in charge of the ultra powerful military defence contractor THUNDERBOLT. The government has allowed them to operate world wide with no oversight and now Cap must clean up their mess.

  • July 24, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Looks great

    by catlettuce4

    One of my few complaints with Cap was his costume never quite looked as close to the comics as I wanted it to. This is much better.

  • July 24, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST


    by catlettuce4

    Steve likes his colorful costume. Didn't you see the movie? He would request this look in any era.

  • July 24, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    I dunno, listen to Winehouse sing, it's pretty damn good.

    by mistergreen

    Compare that to Cyrus, Speares, what have you.

  • July 24, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    That'll work.

    by Yelsaeb

    I still think the costume in the First Avenger looked too modern, but what would I accomplish by complaining?

  • July 24, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    No scales... good.

    by Jay Eyler

    I'm cool with the chain mail scales sometimes depicted in the comics, but glad they didn't try it with the film version.

  • July 24, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Evans will have the tough assignment in Avengers

    by kevred

    This updated costume will still stand out like crazy from the other heroes, who are all wearing dark and/or metallic costumes. Bright blue & red? I think he'll have a harder time blending in and not looking a little silly than he did in his own film. But I don't mind - I'm glad, and really looking forward to seeing all these crazy characters on screen. Loved these characters since I was a kid, and the crazier they look, the better. I'm not, and never will be, one of these uptight dummies who can only tolerate this stuff if it looks "realistic". Feh. If you want realism, stay away from comic books. I want no apologies in the Avengers film, do you hear me, Joss Whedon? Learn from Branagh, who had fun *with* Thor without making fun *of* him. Do that, and give a generation of kids a set of heroes they can look up to.

  • July 24, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    d.vader, I agree about the exposed ears

    by kevred

    Exposed ears looks MUCH better than the covered ears. The look in the earlier image you sent is much cooler than this. Also agree with you about the wings. Exposed ears and some kind of even slightly 3D wings would actually look better in real life than what they have here. Good costume overall - very much Cap and in line with Marvel films to date. No real reason they can't get the ear & wing things right too, but still good overall.

  • July 24, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Enough about the wings...they're decoration!

    by Baked

    They serve no functional purpose. He doesn't even need the wings. The painted wings are fine.

  • July 24, 2011, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Regarding the costume

    by bigkinggorilla

    My favorite cap costume has to be the pre-freeze ultimates version, which they actually sort of did in the first avenger (basically its his leather jacket getup with the 'A' helmet). I've been nervous about how Cap was going to translate for the avengers movie but this costume is looking pretty good, and I'm starting to get a little more faith about this movie as a whole. In regards to the boots, I'm assuming that Tony Stark is going to be the guy responsible for Cap's new suit so it's possible the boots aren't supposed to be as heavy as they look, maybe they have some shock absorption in them to help him survive giant falls and what not.

  • July 24, 2011, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Name one good Joss Whedon film

    by Bobo_Vision

    You can't because they don't exist.

  • July 24, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Joss Whedon's teachable moment

    by logosicon

    Sometimes working WITHIN constraints of an established property forces you to aim for something greater and better. He likes dialogue, he should love it LESS. The Avengers should be about ACTION and HEART. Not about SNARK. Hugo

  • July 24, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Physical Strength Hierarchy

    by logosicon

    Thor>Hulk>Iron Man>Captain America Also, how many people like Hawkeye. And even if you do, was it really fair to add him to the film when the screenwriters had to do justice to the CORE of the Avengers group. Hugo

  • July 24, 2011, 11:41 p.m. CST

    You'e kidding with all this "wings" talk, right?

    by slone13

    You people are actually arguing over the goddamn wings? Give it a rest, for fuck's sake.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    The wings evoke the bald eagle, and the god Mercury/Hermes.

    by Dennis_Moore

    Kirby and his peers were into mythology. Doubtless, Everett was also referencing Mercury, with Namor's design, as well. The eagle has also been used as a military emblem since ancient times, and garish embellishment and insignia on armor and battle gear has just as long an history.

  • ...this is a good movie, yo. Now this....this is what movies should be like. Not a bunch of fairies in tights.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Dig it

    by Patch

    Not bad, it's working on different levels, and the WW2 flashback intro would be a nice bridge to the tone of the first movie. Great opp. for some cool updated old school marvel villains with T-bolts.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    whatevillurks - Dig it

    by Patch

    Not bad, it's working on different levels, and the WW2 flashback intro would be a nice bridge to the tone of the first movie. Great opportunity too for some cool, updated, old-school marvel villains with T-bolts.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    So just watched the movie... Ripped off Excalibur

    by LowDevil

    The ripping off of the score from Excalibur (1981) made me laugh out loud. Or am i the only one who has noticed this? You can especially hear this in the 'painting' sequence. Second was the films action sequences shown as mostly 'montages' was disappointing.. Thirdly, was the clear lack of respect i had for the character of Cap played by Evans. Sorry, he did not get it right. Am i supposed to believe that eventually Thor, Hulk and a me myself and I Iron Man are to be led by this character?? He did not come across as a badass serious leader that just kicks teeth professionally to me. I am not a huge comic cap fan but how are fans so amazed by this movie?? It was a solid 6/10 but thats stretching. It was good, wayyy better than the Green shit movie but not nearly as good as Thor. There was only 1 bright spot in the entire film for me (Hugo) Red Skull. This character had my full attention throughout the entire film. Brilliant.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:50 a.m. CST


    by john

    origin movie gotta develop the character seems that he most likely wont be leading the avengers in the first avengers movie, as he will still be an angry man out of time

  • I need to re-watch Darkman.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Taken isn't necessarily a masculine film

    by Bobo_Vision

    But it's definitely not a girly film catering to the man-boob population who salivate over Men in Tights.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:11 a.m. CST

    You guys are crazy hatin one Liam

    by rapscallion86

    The man commands the screen. His mere presence makes others tremble.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:30 a.m. CST

    The Aesthetic ......

    by the1980mutant

    Looks ravishing! Bring on some skrulls, Loki,and (I hope) Thanos. The new Hulk image looks great as well. BTW, Winehouse was a crack-whore. That is all.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Hulk vs. Everyone else

    by musically_endowed

    Someone up there said Hulk was weaker than Thor? No. Also, Ang Lee`s Hulk is the superior movie. It`s a top 5 capes movie.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:58 a.m. CST

    bobovision: Congratulations. You have Netflix.

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    Yeah, okay. Superheroes are "Fairies in tights." So poignant you had to say it twice.

  • July 25, 2011, 3 a.m. CST

    Permanent man-crush on Liam Neeson

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    You really just posted that and you're insinuating that superhero movies are gay? Riiiiiiiight.

  • July 25, 2011, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Captain America has only done 2.8 million overseas..OUCH!

    by ganymede3010

    Iron Man 1's opening weekend did 99 million overseas. Looks like CA is getting a huge snub by our foreign brethren. I'm sure they're assuming it's another flag waving America is the greatest movie. Fortunately it isn't, to bad they're missing out on a good movie.

  • July 25, 2011, 4:34 a.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Captain America hasn't quite opened 'overseas' yet. But still, it doesn't sound good.

  • July 25, 2011, 4:42 a.m. CST

    ganymede3010 - Overseas grosses.

    by Schadenfreude

    'Overseas' at the moment is just Italy & Poland (And Canada, which isn't overseas of course). It'll open up big time this weekend (I imagine it'll do well enough in India for a slew of Captain Kashmir musicals)

  • July 25, 2011, 4:58 a.m. CST

    I know I'll get lynched by purists here but...

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    I really, really wish they'd get rid of the stripes. And I can't believe people are still calling for the feathers. This is a live-action flick, he shouldn't look like a fucking cartoon. Can't take him seriously modern-day with those stripes, I really can't. Why not just plain red? He's red and white and blue, we get it - We don't need him to look like he's the illegitimate child of Uncle Sam.

  • July 25, 2011, 5:01 a.m. CST

    And Taken, is fucking awesome

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    Seriously, I've never been so 'fuck yeah!' in a movie before. Something truly evil that genuinely exists getting beaten to shit in front of your eyes, is pure justice on screen. And add to that the father protecting his daughter no matter what the cost, just makes it all the more visceral. That's why it's brilliant, and that's why people love it.

  • July 25, 2011, 5:01 a.m. CST

    lowdevil, the Excalibur score WAS NOT ripped off.

    by The Krypton Kid

    The piece you are referring to is by the great German composer Wagner. The same piece is played at the beginning of Highlander 2 as well. So while the piece was played in key parts of Excalibur (a favorite film of mine), it was not an original piece written for the film. Though Trevor Jones did write some original pieces for the film.

  • July 25, 2011, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Now THAT'S an accurate (as in up to date) Cap costume.

    by Stalkeye

    I'm sure even my fickle friend JD (Johnny Destructo) can agree on. It's a good combination of both ultimates and 616 uniform. I'm content with the "Wings" despite not being protruded, it's still there. Someone at WB should hire that same designer for The Dark Knight rises before the shooting is wrapped up entirely. Bats need the grey and black back, dammit.

  • It appears that Bobo is in the wrong thread.

  • July 25, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Hope the sequels feature LOST-style extended flashbacks

    by sapno_krei

    CA:TFA introduced too many interesting characters to have them relegated to small cameos in future films. I hope the sequels feature interconnecting storylines, with half the action taking place in the 40s, half in the present.

  • July 25, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Super Dave

    by Autodidact

    I keep thinking of Super Dave Osborne, looking at this...

  • July 25, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Canada is not foreign

    by Autodidact

    I'm pretty sure Canadian box-office receipts are counted in the domestic box-office figures.

  • July 25, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Where are the haters?

    by kiwicanuck

    Who predicted CA would be THE bomb of the summer? Nothing like success to shut up certain genderblending types for a spell, or send them scurrying for the rocks to regroup.

  • you wont see him/her/it for a day or two.

  • July 25, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Looks fine...Except the boots. Avengers should be fun.

    by Quake II

    Once I get over the letdown that was the (as Harry put it) "perfect" Captain America movie I'm expecting to enjoy The Avengers. I doubt it will be in the same class as Dark Knight Rises but it should be fun seeing that group kick ass together.

  • Comic book heroes' costumes are FUCKING STUPID! They were made up in the 40's for CHILDREN. You might as well argue that Barney the Dinosaur isn't purple enough in his theatrical debut. Now I'm not arguing that there aren't some good, intelligent, adult themes and stories that can come out of comic books or that adults can't enjoy them but cut the people who are trying to adapt these characters to a modern audience some slack. Captain America looks stupid. The X-Men's yellow spandex looks stupid. Superman looks stupid. Wonder Woman looks REALLY stupid. They're doing the best they can. Give them a break if the fucking wings on Cap's helmet aren't big enough for you.

  • July 25, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Silvestri does rip off Williams' Superman score...

    by Hesiod2k7

    ...and a little bit of Raiders. Well, not so much rip off but hints at.

  • July 25, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Amy Winehouse

    by berksbear

    All the haters taking the piss out of Amy Winehouse's tragic death - well, at least her passing is being talked about! When any of you die, not even your moms will notice (unless they catch the whiff of your decomposing corpses coming up from the basements you spent your whole lives tossing off into your sports socks!). laters xx

  • July 25, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Do I really care for Amy, I said: no, no, noo..

    by Stalkeye


  • July 25, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    It looks pretty good

    by dukeroberts

    Except the boots are terrible. Can't they just be red wormanlike boots, instead of some weird stylized boots? Also, why is the shield red, silver and blue instead of red, white and blue? And why is the star on the chest silver?

  • July 25, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Cap was #1 for the weekend baby!!!!

    by j2talk

    looks like marvels got another winner.....

  • July 25, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I like the costume; it's classic/traditional, but also Ultimates-inspired.

    by Orbots Commander

    Crying about the boot design is ultra nit-picking, besides they kind of look like modern combat boots, no? The Ultimates run is one of the best things to happen to Marvel comics in ages, yes, even though they wiped the slate clean with a giant tidal wave, literally. I did hate the Ultimate X-Men though; mutants turned out to be products of the same super soldier serum experiments that gave Cap, Hulk and Ultimate Spider-Man their powers. That was awful ret-conning on the comics side, even though we usually bitch when they do it in movies.

  • July 25, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Is that zipper going to be visible in the movie?

    by rev_skarekroe

    That seems like the sort of thing you'd put on the back where it can't be seen.

  • July 25, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Works for me

    by Phantasmavore

    But will withold final judgement until we see it in action/motion. But I like the balance it hews between Ultimates/Avengers Cap.

  • July 25, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    No actual wings on helmet and how about that Amy Winehouse obit!

    by BuffyFaithtribyeah

    Theyre just etched on the surface of the helmet. thats kind of lame. Some guy in this forum was patitioning for an Amy Winehouse obituary and I think that guy should get one! there is another fatty in this forum who told that guy to shove off because this is a movie web site. That don't matter dude. So what if she smoked alot of crack, she was still talented. At least more talented then everyone on this thread, shit and her family loved her even though she did smoke way too much crack.

  • July 25, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Looks awful....

    by CloneWars

    hate them stripes...

  • July 25, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Sam Fisher

    by Andrew Millington

    right......cuz 3 lime green led's are EXTRA stealthy in complete darkness lol.

  • July 25, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    really? really? really?

    by Richard

    bitching over ski boots, instead of ("comic lore") Pirate boots?

  • July 25, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST


    by dr sauch

    about the fucking feathers. what looks good in print does not always look good IRL.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Looks cool, but still...

    by donkingkong

    I would have somehow liked them to have infused the scale armor and yes the stupid lil' wings on the helmet, and yes that's the geek zealot in me speaking. Looks amazing and Captain America-esqe for sure.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Three thoughts

    by deelzbub

    1. Saw Cap for the second time last night. At the drive-in this time. Still great upon repeated viewings. 2. Amy Winehouse was a great singer, who along with her band, revitalized an entire genre of music and made it relevant again. She should have sung a Bond theme. However, she didn't, and therefore discussion of her death probably has no place on a movie/comics/TV site like AICN. 3. The Ulitmates' costumes still suck. 'Nuff said.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Not liking the Helicarrier design

    by deelzbub

    S'posed to look like a flying bathtub, or even a flying aircaft carrier, not a super-jet.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Box office for Cap was terrible compared to Wolverine.

    by Quake II

    I was just curious to see how much superhero movies made on opening weekend so I went to boxofficemojo to check it out. Expectations for a movie's gross has lowered a LOT in the past 5 years. Wolverine made 85 million on opening weekend and X-3 made 121 million. Captain America made 65 mil and everyone is cheering in the streets. Spider Man 3 broke 100 mil and The Dark Knight made 151 million it's first weekend. Those are huge numbers there and let's not forget that Wolverine, X-3, Spider Man 3 and Dark Knight had no 3-D showing to surge the numbers. Even Fantastic 4 did WAY better than Captain America or Thor during it's opening weekend. I find it odd that 65 mil (Thor & Cap) is now considered a successful superhero opening. Even Green Lantern's low 53 million was considered a minor success. Strange.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    quake ii

    by eric haislar

    Caps Box office is just fine. It opened just as good as Thor which made double it's cost world wide. Cap will get good word of mouth and will get repeat business. They have to gross 140 million to break even. They will make that back and then some.

  • July 25, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    @quake ii: the economy and higher ticket prices.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    The box office numbers are down, 20% less tickets sold so far this year compared to last year. So I guess people stick to what they know, the top 6 movies this year are sequels.

  • July 25, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Oh and Thor has made more money than Wolverine.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    And I'm pretty sure Cap will too.

  • It's weird, like they're following some pre-programmed response. People who want a different wing design are saying so mildly, calmly, and not getting upset about it or saying the costume's a disaster. In fact, the response to the costume is overwhelmingly positive. But we have a selection of people here who stomp in and shout, "QUIT YER TALKIN' ABOUT THE WINGS ALREADY YOU BUNCHA LOSERS!!". I don't get the unnecessarily strong reaction. It's an article about a costume, guys. What else are you going to do in a talkback but talk about aspects of the costume? And a special reserve of annoyance for those guys here who say that the costumes "can't" look like the comics because that would look SILLY. Well, news flash, sports: comics are silly. The basic concepts in comics are silly. Wearing any kinds of costumes at all is silly. And that's OKAY. Its is OKAY to be silly. The point isn't to paint over the silliness with so much shame that no one gives you grief for being interested in a comic story. The point is to let yourself go and just enjoy it and remember how to have FUN. When all comic adaptations look like TDK and this awful-looking new Spider-Man, we'll all be poorer for it, and our kids will be doubly so.

  • July 25, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    @quake ii re: box office

    by kevred

    Keep in mind that we're in the phase of, essentially, second-tier characters. Spider-Man, Batman, and X-Men were houshold names when the films came out. (Some might disagree with X-Men, but it's been the de facto most popular comic of all for decades, and reached into just about every household between cartoons, comics and video games.) Even Wolverine was a spinoff from a highly-successful, established franchise, with a (by then) widely-known lead actor. Now look at Thor and Cap. Two characters that are far from the most fashionable, widely known, or kid-followed. One dealing with some sort of weird sword & sorcery vibe, the other set in the 1940s with Nazis and sort of reverse-steampunk. Both led by actors who are not established leading men. Green Lantern is largely in the same boat. In that light, the box office is fine, especially the sum totals that have been accumulating. Tying into a franchise will keep DVD proceeds rolling in for some time to come. Sure, comic films are not Dark Knight/X-Men/Spidey cultural events every time now. There are too many of them for that to be possible. The best news the genre can get is probably not exceptional standouts, but steady, profitable performers. But the stakes are now raised considerably for TDKR and Avengers. If those and Superman fail, it could be a big setback. (I don't expect Spidey to do remarkable numbers, because the franchise is making itself ordinary of its own volition.)

  • July 25, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    I can't really imagine wings on a live action helmet

    by Mattman

    I like the way they did it, honestly, with the wings engraved.

  • It may sound odd, but his exposed neck kept distracting me. In the old comics, he almost didn't have a neck; it was just this weird, twisted skull-like shape stuck on his shoulders. But something about Weaving's strong, healthy-looking, wide red neck just seemed odd and took me out of the weirdness of the character. It looked like a normal, everyday, painted-red neck. And it seemed so prominent that it almost looked intentional to make it prominent. I would have preferred the collar of his jacket being buttoned all the way up, so you essentially would have a stiff collar going right up to the jawline/base of neck. I think that would have been a bit creepier/more alien (think Hellboy's Kroenen). Maybe the shoehorned-in connection to the super-soldier program made this approach make more sense - a reminder that the Skull was similarly robust and similarly human. Oh, and was it just me, or was his accent much more Austrian than German? I kept thinking of Schwarzenegger when he spoke. (Note: these are not slams against the film, I enjoyed the flm and Weaving a lot.)

  • I mean, that would be almost as weird as an alien super-powered guy who lives in a floating city across a rainbow bridge, who can fly by swinging a big hammer and summon lightning, having wings on his helmet. I mean, come on, you have to be realistic. Wings? Totally unbelievable.

  • In fact it was enough trillions to barely patch our economy through to the end of the world date. Right on fucking schedule.

  • July 25, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Thor box office vs. Wolverine & X3 (worldwide)

    by kevred

    Thor (2011): $446,104,525 Wolverine (2009): $373,062,864 X-Men 3 (2006): $459,359,555 My guess is that actual numbers of tickets sold is down, but that's probably true across the board with films (due to more options for watching, e.g., Netflix, illegal torrents). By the measures of tickets sold and revenue adjusted for inflation, Gone With the Wind and Star Wars are still far and away the top two films of all time. (With TDK coming in right below 'Thunderball' on both counts.)

  • July 25, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Where's Genderblender to predict this will FAIL?

    by Mattman

    Just like she predicted the cancellation of Game of Thrones and the box office bombing of Captain America.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    maybe you can imagine in your head wings looking cool on the helmet


    but in practicality it runs the rick of looking cheesy, and flamboyant. White wings sticking out of the side of Chris Evans head might look fucking stupid, and you guys might change your tune if you actually saw it. I think painted wings are the way to go.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    I agree that the economy is shit and people are staying home.

    by Quake II

    I still see everything I want to at the theaters but I go on saturday mornings for the 5.00 "Early Bird" showings. I just find that very few films are worth 9.50 to OWN much less WATCH at the theater. Most superhero films are good but I don't feel the need to buy them on Blu (Batman films, X2 and Iron Man are the exceptions). Captain America was ok but I had some serious issues with the pace, editing, lack of character development for the Red Skull, lack of any Allied equiptment (every battle was our troops charging on foot just firing weapons) & 100% Hydra-only presence (so there were NO actual Nazi ground troops, Luftwaffe or Panzer divisions fighting in WW2 Europe? Ummmmm, fuck you Disney). Truth be told I actually like the Ultimate Avengers anime more than most of these Marvel stand alone films we're getting. I truly hope The Avengers film is jaw-dropping, starts a new trend and makes bank. We all win when these films are great, but when they're average it hurts the genre and the public stops taking a chance on superhero movies.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    GenderBlender is just another TROLL

    by D.Vader

    Either she's always wrong or she's intentionally spewing forth incorrect bile because that's what TROLLS do. Either way, she's not worth invoking like the Candyman.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Cap's boot should be utilitarian

    by django_il_bastardo

    which these don't seem to be.

  • July 25, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I'll say this, I do like the belt.

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    Standard straight belt, buckle in the front with pockets all's the kind of belt I always wanted to see Batman using (as opposed to the wierd, hip-hugging curvy belt he's had since Batman Forever). Looks like it can hold a lot of gadgets. Apparently he can't afford a gun holster though.

  • July 25, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by lead_sharp

    Love this. It's Captain America, the flag waving idealist who marches out first and everyone see's him. That's the idea. The living banner. Why are some people talking about 'blending in' and being stealthy?

  • July 25, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Okay, guess I'm having comic book senility. What's with the utility belt?

    by impossibledreamers

    I know Cap's had one, but what's in it?

  • July 25, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Cyanide Pills

    by D.Vader

    Cap won't be taken prisoner.

  • July 25, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Excellent Costume!!!

    by fatjesuschrysler

    This is exactly the type of costume I've wanted for Batman in a Nolan film. Functional, armored, costume. Not just high tech armor, but armor and costume functioning as one. Cheers to the designers of this!

  • July 25, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Practicality and realism aren't as important here as iconography

    by Dennis_Moore

    and visual excitement, but as least this version is closer and the color scheme is better. The Johnston version looks nothing like something that would be designed in the forties. Also, Kirby et al. invented the visual language of superheroes, which includes things people who whine about the opinions of purists hate, such as domino masks with high points, and buccaneer boots. Kirby got most of his ideas at the time from the movies (think, Douglas Fairbanks), and his later wildly imaginative designs were inspired by ancient astronaut speculation books that were popular in the 60's/70's (Galactus's weird hat is a good example). If you don't like the bizarre and flamboyant costume, why the fuck do you have any interest in superhero stories? This imagery is what separates a superhero story from a plain ol' adventure. If you were going for practicality they'd just wear current spec ops gear without individual differentiation. Also, Cap doesn't fatigue. He doesn't need practical boots, only the actor does.

  • July 25, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST


    by smatt584

    You're right. I'm sure she'll be ecstatic when she reads the newspap.... Oh, right, she a dead junkie that will never know any of this because that shit doesn't matter when you're DEAD. Meanwhile all of us who don't do stupid shit to get ourselves killed will continue to make fun of dumb fucking people who cash their check early at 27 years old by doing something reckless and idiotic. You think it's good to be remembered as a singing junkie who died because she was too dumb not to mix pills and booze? This isn't fucking Hendrix or Joplin we're talking about here. She's no legend. I, personally, would rather be remembered fondly by a handful of friends and family, then as fucking punchline on the mouths and minds of millions. Nice try at making us feel bad though.

  • July 25, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    The movie rocked hard! DC fanbois vomitted in their mouths

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    How's green lantern lookin these days boys?

  • July 25, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    This DC fanboy is perfectly happy to see a good Marvel movie

    by Mattman

    I've preferred DC most of my life, but it's neat to see Marvel doing what DC can't seem to (except with Batman). I hope they clean up their act one day, but in the meantime I'll enjoy marvel's film universe, and the occasional Batman movie.

  • July 25, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Cap's box office is deceiving.

    by Hesiod2k7

    If it flip flopped opening dates with Thor, Cap gets $80-$90 million opening weekend, easily. Thor literally had no competition. Cap had Harry Potter's final installment in its second weekend -- after it broke the all-time opening weekend record. HP grossed $50 million is SECOND weekend, which is better than most films opening weekend. You have to thing that at least half or more of that business goes directly to Cap if Cap is only opening against Friends with Benefits. That's probably the reason Marvel scheduled Cap to open last weekend vs Thor. Cap had a better shot to do well, and Thor needed to have the decks cleared.

  • July 25, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Early Cap America movie had wings

    by Knobules

    Had Darren McGavin in it. Looked like an 80's version. Wings looked really stupid. Maybe they saw that and gaveup.

  • July 25, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Hulk is stronger than Thor

    by Autodidact

    Hulk is strongest one there is.

  • July 25, 2011, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Hulk Owns

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Thor. Thor is tough, but Hulk gets stronger the madder he gets. And you know what Hulk does when he fights? Thinks about Green Lantern. That's right, and so -- strongest there is.

  • July 25, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    hesiod2k7 is partly right


    Captain America would have made more money with a May opening. But no way in hell does it hit 80-90 million, no fuckin way. It's Captain America, not Spiderman. There is a huge difference. Also, quite often, the biggest heavy hitters are released in May. They didn't make 90+ million because of the release date, they made 90+ million because they were the most popular films of the summer. Sometimes the box office gets quieter in July, so Captain America's numbers are very strong indeed. The Avengers is hitting May 4th, btw The Dark Knight July 20th, competing with Spidermans 2nd week. Good. It will crush Spiderman and hopefully they will cancel the sequel.

  • July 25, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Wow, next summer looks pretty interesting


    wtf is Dark Shadows? Is it animated? Tom Cruises musical getting a summer release? LOL

  • July 25, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Cap dosen't give a shit what surrendering Frenchies think of his movie!!

    by Onin Solstice

  • July 25, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Don't like the helmet

    by Binkysguy

    Would have been cooler if he had a cowl/mask with the 3D wings. They don't have to be the fully extended white wings...maybe shiny wings on the side kind of like officer military rank on the collar. Anyway, if they are going with a helmet then they can't do the 3D wings because it would make his noggin look too big. Mask+wings would have looked cool. Also, why does he have to explain his outfit??? He's Captain AMERICA so he wears the American colors. Nuff said.

  • July 26, 2011, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Surprised no one's commented on the gold star & shoulder "things"

    by bluesharpo

  • they've promoted him to brigadier general.

  • July 26, 2011, 6:40 a.m. CST


    by berksbear

    Not my aim to try and make anyone feel bad - pretty clear that most people on here don't have enough maturity or depth of emotion to do that (but if Cap has painted on wings, then...WOW - that's worth getting fired up about. Great priorities guys, go and be proud! xx

  • July 26, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I bet the zipper in the front doesn't show in the film

    by MoffatBabies

    just a guess.

  • And as of late, the most successful DC film goes to TDK. Green Lantern was a wasted opportunity of a great character and had the film been a success, it would have inspired WB to produce more films like say, SHAZAM, Flash or how about The Question? Dayum, even the Wonder Woman TV series is dead on arrival. (The pilot did not meet the network's expectations, I guess.) At least they are still kicking ass in the Animation direct to video department. Only time will tell if even that would change after post Marvel Anime reaction.

  • July 26, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by Robb

    No offense dude, but we don't use external antennas these days. Have you looked at a modern cellphone in the last decade or so?

  • July 26, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST


    by Robb

    No offense dude, but we don't use external antennas these days. Have you looked at a modern cellphone in the last decade or so?

  • July 26, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    I'm using the example from Batman Begins in which Batman hid receivers in his, uh, Bat-Ears, to pick up police and emergency frequencies. Get it now? Form and function.

  • This is the nerdiest argument I've ever had, but I'm going here anyways and I ain't lookin' back. Given that Iron Man has a means of communication within his helmet without any protrusions, why would it make sense for to have such "external receivers" on Cap's helmet? More than likely Stark has designed Cap's suit (like father like son) or the suit is derived from Stark Tech (since it's been established that most everything else is). More than that, the ears on Batman's cowl were first and foremost an aesthetic choice (see Batman Begins). BW finds a functional use for them as well, but they were always an aesthetic choice first. And frankly on Batman the ears work. On Cap they do not. And shoehorning in some cockamamie "function" like an antenna makes literally zero sense. If we were talking Ant Man, MAYBE (and it's really reaching, but you could go out on a limb and say you need antennae to properly mimic insect signals or something stupid like that). But again, given that they've shown Tony Stark having a phone conversation with someone whilst donning an antennae-less helm it makes no sense to suddenly put antennae on Cap's helmet especially when it would make him look super stupid. I'm sorry cause I don't like putting other people's ideas down. It ain't how I get down. But I've seen this conversation beaten to death through multiple threads and this time I had to weigh in. But keep on keepin' on. Maybe someone somewhere out there agrees with you.

  • It would be the most easily adaptable franchise they have. Something easy for the audience to follow and very appealing to eye. To bad they're stupid to realize it.

  • July 26, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    Well, the ears only don't work if you're already against them (which I'm guessing you are). But for me, the ears, er wings, have always worked, and I like the cowl aesthetically better with wings than without (it breaks up the dome-shaped head). Iron Man doesn't have antennae, tis true, and we could always chalk it up to Stark tech. But fact of the matter is, Fury and Shield all have ear pieces they use for communication devices, right? Theoretically, Cap might need them too, yeah? And Cap, based on this suit, has his ears completely covered by his cowl. He could have an ear piece in there, but whatever tech is used to pick up and send out signals is now covered by his cowl (and honestly, I don't like his ears being completely covered either). Maybe the signal can be strong enough, but come on, we're getting into design-geek talk here. All I'm advocating is a marriage of form and function (since most of the anti-wing crowd claims the wings are stupid and serve no purpose), and I think that's the best way to do it- make the wings part of his communication needs.

  • July 27, 2011, 3:16 a.m. CST

    The wings are razor sharp steel that he uses to

    by Dennis_Moore

    dice his opponents' faces when he headbutts them. How's that for a function?

  • July 27, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST


    by Lee

    I am and always will be a huge superhero fan of both Marvel and DC. Loving the Avengers set up so far, but I don't know what to think about Captain America. Most people on this site are wetting themselves esp Harry, over the past few months in the lead up to the First Avenger, but being from Ireland I don't really care too much for the human flag and sheild. Nice character idea with the World War 2 stuff but I can't help feeling like I don't really care for the character. He's no Batman, Spiderman or whatever. Nothing to do with any anti-American shit either, hell I love America but for me Iron Man and Hulk are more complex etc. As for the suit.. Man it needs wings and I'm not sold. But I wasn't sold on Thor much and it's my favourite Marvel film to date (followed closely by Blade and Eric Bana's Hulk) So I'm looking forward to seeing The First Avenger and I will go in with an open mind hoping that it will surprise me. Man it has to with the Avengers just around the corner..

  • July 27, 2011, 8:27 a.m. CST


    by beane2099

    I can respect that, sir.

  • July 27, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Oh no!!!! No wings!!!!

    by machine74

    You're probably best to stay at home and not go see The Avengers. Much better to protest a minor costume change than watch a movie that's going to be great by all accounts. Thanks so much for pointing that out.

  • July 27, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Hey watch the Capn fromt the 80s.

    by mrorange90

    We dont want the feathers sticking out. It looks very ummmm Captain Queer.

  • July 28, 2011, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Great translation

    by nieman

    I think the uniform/costume looks great. We could nitpick all day, but that is how it should look; the colors and proud

  • Aug. 5, 2011, 2:57 a.m. CST

    by the gods

    by catlettuce4

    someone teach your webmaster to optimize their images instead of uploading straight from your point-and-shoot

  • spray painted red