With every major superhero film comes an iconic costume adapted into live-action. In the case of Marvel Studios, they’ve kept true to the colorful and sometimes other-worldly designs of their Avengers team members and now they’re all coming together for a costume party, hosted by Joss Whedon.
We already know how Black Widow, Hulk, Thor and Iron Man look in the modern era, but we’ve yet to see Hawkeye’s full get-up, nor have we see what Captain America’s costume will be after he awakens in the current timeline. Thanks to a new promo poster, we now know what to expect.
Over a year before Jeremy Renner officially signed with Marvel Studios to play Clint Barton aka Hawkeye in The Avengers, he was dropping details on the character’s costume. Everything he ended up saying has come true and so it’s no surprise to see his costume match his description as well.
Back in 2009, Renner described Hawkeye’s film universe attire as something very close to the Ultimates design of the character:
“Yeah, but it’s going to be modernized, it’s not going to be the guy with the big purple (mask), it’s not going to be a guy in tights. It’s going to be a guy in sunglasses and a vest. He’s going to be more modernized and I’m gonna say, ‘A cooler-looking version’ and not the big weird costume he had on. I don’t think they’re going that route.”
“I think it’s going to be a little more reality-based. You can kind of tell with Scarlett [Johansson]‘s character [in 'Iron Man 2'], it’s going to be more of a uniform . . . and not a big purple, comics sort of thing.”
Coming Soon later saw concept art of the Hawkeye uniform and described it in a similar fashion, as a leather outfit with dark glasses and a SHIELD logo. As we can tell now from this photo of a promotional merchandising poster at the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, that’s definitely the case – click for full size:
Iron Man is sporting a different set of armor than his Mark VI variant from the end of Iron Man 2, which you can tell from his circular chest plate covering the arc reactor. Since he is Iron Man, and since this movie will sell merchandise, expect one or two entirely new armor designs in the film. Thor obviously will find his way to Earth once again and he’s wearing his traditional Asgardian armor from his first solo film. Black Widow and Hulk look as we expect, but Captain America is wearing a new costume as well.
Chris Evans confirmed that his character would be getting a new outfit for his superhero closet and we can see a much more blue, much more modern costume being worn by him here. Compare Hawkeye and Captain America to their Ultimates and solo film versions, respectively, below.
What are your thoughts on our first, albeit non-live-action, look at The Avengers?
The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgard. It is of course written and directed by Joss Whedon, opening in theaters on May 4, 2012.
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