‘The Avengers 2′: Here’s Our First Glimpse of Captain America’s New Costume
There are two reasons why superheroes tend to change their costumes every time a sequel rolls around: (A) it gives the filmmakers a chance to put their own unique stamp on them, and (B) it means they can release a new action figure. Thanks to video from the set of ‘The Avengers 2,’ we’ve already seen what Hawkeye’s new outfit looks like and received our first look at the costumes for the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, but today brings a look at Captain America‘s new getup.
The video comes from a very excitable fan (you may want to cut to the chase and mute his commentary) filming the set in Seoul, South Korea. Chris Evans is nowhere to be seen, but we do get to see his stuntman wearing the uniform and wielding the star-spangled shield, and that’s more than enough for the time being. Following the events of ‘Captain America: The Winter Solider,’ it looks like Cap has ditched the black ops-friendly dark blue suit in favor of a uniform that looks like the halfway point between ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and ‘The Avengers,’ taking the streamlined and iconic look of the latter while providing the bulky protection and gear of the former.
If you watch the video past the first look of the costume, you’ll get to see the filming of a pretty intense stunt that finds Cap falling off the roof of a moving truck and holding on for dear life. It looks very much like a stuntman holding onto a slowly moving vehicle, though through the lens of the camera, it’ll look about as thrilling and dangerous as it gets.
‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is set for a May 1, 2015 release. Expect every character to have a new costume. Even the Hulk will probably have a new colored set of pants.