The Intardwebz lit up yesterday, as concept designs for Thor and Captain America hit the net that showcased what the costumes for the film might look like. Both JoBlo.com and Ain’t It Cool News ran the Captain America images saying their inside sources tell them these designs are what Chris Evans will wear as The First Avenger. Later, images of Chris Hemsworth in Thor garb surfaced from other sites sparking speculation as to what is real and what is not.
Take the jump for a look, plus thoughts on the design.
First up, Captain America:
With the recent trend over the last couple of years to create a combination of spandex and leather for superhero costumes, Captain America’s is a perfect blend of stretchy and stiff. While it isn’t the shiny aluminum look Alex Ross introduced a few years ago, the sleek design should look great on screen. It’s almost as if the designers combined the best parts of the original Cap costume, with the best parts of the Ultimate Captain America duds to something that stands alone.
Now, here’s Thor:
The Captain America images seem to be more definite than these, as the Thor costume design is tagged as concept art. However, it does match the details we saw in the first image release from a month or so ago. The chest plate is way different than what we see in the comics in either the 616 or Ultimate universe, and that might not sit well with many. This costume doesn’t look as nice as Captain America’s, as everything looks more plastic in nature. Of course, this could just be the artist rendering, but I hope the armor looks more like armor when put before the lens. There’s something that just doesn’t sit right with me at the moment, as this design makes Hemsworth look more like he’s ready for an ’80s heavy metal music video than kicking Asgardian ass.
Well Spoilerites, what do you think of all of this? You did click on the images to make them bigger, didn’t you?