Chris Evans’ ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ USO Costume Revealed

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 31st, 2012 at 8:37 am,

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The summer of 2011 is set to offer the most superhero-saturated blockbuster season in history as Thor, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, and Captain America: The First Avenger battle it out for box-office supremacy. We’ve spent years covering these films and, as the spoilerific news cycle spins down, the marketing machine kicks into high gear. But that doesn’t mean that Marvel is entirely out of 2011 surprises.

Hot on the heels of a leaked Avengers one-sheet, that revealed Hawkeye’s costume as well as a number of modern tweaks to Captain America’s suit for the 2012 superhero mash-up film, we’re getting a sneak peek at Chris Evans in the Captain America USO suit – the traditional, and less battle-hardened, version of his iconic outfit.

Just a few days ago we got our first look at Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull (in action) and now, thanks to French site MDCU, we’ve got our first (low-res) look at Chris Evans’ other Captain America costume – the USO suit.

In the context of the film, for anyone unfamiliar with the suit, Rogers will mostly use the costume for public appearances – and other non-battlefield situations. Outside of the film it’s clear that, more than anything, director Joe Johnston wanted to give a hat-tip to the character’s origins.

Check out the Captain America USO images below:

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While certainly a fun nod to fans, the suit would have looked ridiculous on the battlefield in the actual film – and serves as a stellar example of why “updating” the look of iconic characters for modern action films is a necessity.

Die-hard Captain America fans are still busy decrying the updated war-zone costume – specifically the lack of actual stand-out wings on the headpiece, merely painted onto the helmet instead, but they’ve obviously forgotten how that went over-over back in Albert Pyun’s 1990 film adaptation.

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Matt Salinger as Captain America (1990)

As a result, the USO costume is a nice opportunity to reminisce – and be thankful that Cap has a period-appropriate, and frankly bad-ass, costume for his latest film adaptation adventure. Of course, anyone still holding out for dramatic changes to the costume can always start petitioning now – since Evans will be getting an updated look for The Avengers as well as the inevitable Captain America 2.

Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick and let us know what you think of the USO suit.

Captain America: The First Avenger will be released on July 22, 2011.

Source: MDCU [via Bleeding Cool]

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  1. I just hope Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers becomes battle hardened by the time he is in The Avgengers. I would like scene where he sees the mass deaths of American Soldiers and maybe a “I told you so” convo with Bucky. Basically my main concern is that Steve Rogers leads the Avengers teams in their upcoming movie and not play backseat to Ironman. Ironman can actually be the ‘Team Leader’ but i hope that Steve is Strategic Leader at least. Lastly i hope they flash forward a few years so that they can revist the ‘years’ Steve Rogers participated in WWII & multiple encounter he had with Red Skull. Cap America 2 would be cool if it was shot Godfather II style weaving the past & present. Looking forward to this movie.

    **Side Note it would be cool if Thor mentions that his skills of battle have told many times in the halls of Asgard.

    • One plot detail hinted at by some of the actors is that leadership and team dynamics will be a struggle between certain characters…given the nature of The Avengers, and storylines like Civil War, I’m betting those characters are Iron Man and Cap.

    • Ummm…did you formerly post as “Blah”?

      • ….what?

        I post as me.

  2. OK … All of the “Avengers” are now and have been filming together for a while now. How awesome would it be for the after credit scene to be him waking up and seeing the rest of the Avengers looking down at him?

    • I hope that is how it turns out.

    • The Cap film is “bookended” in the beginning and end by “modern” events, I’m guessing the film starts with his body being found, then most of the film is the WWII flashback we all know about, and the end section will be him being revived and introduced into the Avengers. The after-credit scene might be another hint at the Avengers film, because that’s what all the After Credit scenes have been focused on so far.

      These are all just my opinion of course, but it’s what makes sense to me.

    • We saw a while back Cap running through what looked like modern day New York, looking confused and whatnot, and Fury was there seemingly trying to calm him down. I’m guessing that’s the post-credits scene. Either that or Stark Industries pulling the block out of the water?

      • When did we see that? I’ve been following Cap and I didn’t see anything like that.

        • @Ken, It’s true, it was posted here on Screenrant at least a month or two ago. Either by Kofi Outlaw or Rob Keys( I think).

          • ok cool, thanks for the heads up :

          • ok cool, thanks for the heads up :)

  3. huh guys ITS A SKRULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!

  4. Why does the Avengers seem like it’s just going to be bunch of crap put together and thrown on the wall and hope it sticks? Whedon can’t handle it.

    • It doesn’t seem like that.

      Also, Whedon’s great at handling multiple characters, and he’s great with writing comic books. He’s perfect for the film.

    • Now that you’ve seen the Avengers, do you wanna revise your comment?

  5. Nobody had a problem with the wings on the 1990 constume: it was the ears.

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