EXCLUSIVE COMIC-CON INTERVIEW: Chris Evans on Captain America's Upgraded AVENGERS Movie Suit
Published: July 27, 2011 - 10:13am
Evans, who recently brought Marvel's Star Spangled Avenger to life in Captain America: The First Avenger, comments on the new and improved suit he'll be sporting in next summer's ensemble superhero film.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, Marvel’s The Avengers brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
In Marvel Studios' latest comic book adaptation, Chris Evans sported three variations of at iconic Captain America costume: the USO performer suit -- which was most akin to the original costume, a thrown-together combat outfit and a finalized version created by fictitious inventor Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) that was present for the majority of the film. Evans was on hand to personally introduce Captain America: The First Avenger to the first audience screening of the film last Thursday at San Diego Comic Con, followed by an autograph signing session at Marvel's Avengers-themed booth.
Evans took a few moments to share his thoughts on Cap's new-and-improved outfit which -- which was also on display at the convention -- that he will sport in the 2012 ensemble superhero film, scheduled for theatrical release next summer:
"It's great! It's not a drastic change but it's definitely a modernized.. streamlined version. And it's more comfortable to move around in. [The designers] really put a lot of work into making it close to the comic look.. the ones fans are itching to have realized on film."
Throughout Cap's comics mythology he has shown a penchant for athleticism and agility which is incorporated into his fighting style. Evans confirmed that audiences will get to see plenty of these moves in the upcoming film.
"Steve gets his share of crazy action.. even more than in Captain America. He still has a team fighting alongside him.. but these new guys are a whole lot more powerful [Laughs] so we have to make a distinction of his particular skill set. The agility and grace to his movements. The new suit really helps with mobility, and you can see it."
As far as the Star Spangled Avenger's role on the superpowered team, Evans remained mute as to whether Captain America will become the film's foremost "leader."
Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man, Iron Man 2) returns as the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) as Thor, Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Captain America, Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are Alright) as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2) as Black Widow, Clark Gregg (Iron Man, Thor) as Agent Phil Coulson, and Samuel L. Jackson (Iron Man, Iron Man 2) as Nick Fury. The star studded cast of super heroes will be joined by Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as Tom Hiddleston (Wallander) and Stellan Skarsgård (Angels & Demons, Mamma Mia!) who will both reprise their respective roles as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig from the upcoming Marvel Studios’ feature Thor. The Avengers is scheduled for theatrical release in the US on May 4th, 2012.