Seeing Iron Man 2 last month got me all aflutter for the upcoming Marvel movies connected to the Iron Man series (for the record, the list includes Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, but not the Spiderman revamp nor the X-Men spinoffs). This week, some costume designs have shown up for both Thor and Captain America. There’s a ton of stuff I like, but some stuff I’m concerned with.
First, here is Thor.
And here is Captain America.
I actually like this one much better. The film itself is going to be set during WWII (the traditional backdrop of the Captain’s origin) and the costume reflects that era. I love his helmet in particular (very GI), but the belt and boots are also really great. I’m still not entirely sure about them casting Chris “Already the Human Torch” Evans in the role. Considering the boots, gloves and suspender-like chest, I’m with the many Whedonites who pushed for Nathan Fillion to get the role (despite the fact that the actor is Canadian). Still, the costume is definitely in the right direction for the character. And I’m still glad it is going to be set in the 40s. It’s the right way to do it.
By the way, did anyone else know that Kenneth Branagh is directing Thor? Does that seem like a mismatch to you, too?