Comic Book Movie fansite operator MultiPurposePoni put up a very interesting piece regarding Marvel Movie costumes recently which looked at designs by Kotobukiya. They are exclusive Marvel licensed movie characters for statues to hint at what may end up being the costume designs of the title characters in Thor and The First Avenger: Captain America.

The posting goes through all of the previous designs dating back to the first Iron Man, followed by The Incredible Hulk and Punisher: War Zone. All of these are perfect reproductions of the characters and their costume designs shown in the film. They even have images out for their Iron Man 2 movie statue which perfectly replicates the new Mark IV Armor seen in the trailers.

What’s interesting about this is that apparently Kotobukiya has the exclusive rights for these types of art sculptures for the Marvel Studios characters and they’ve released images of what their Thor and Captain America statues will look like…

Here are a pair of shots of each of the two statues – you may click to enlarge to see the details.

Thor Costume Design?

Captain America Costume Design?

Are these new statues designs following the costumes for the upcoming films? It can’t be too far off. They’re touted as designs for the Marvel Reborn storyline in the comics, but only these two characters are getting a statue for this story as of yet and the Iron Man one seems to be just the movie one. It’s not much to go on but it’s interesting to see how close the live-action costumes may mirror these.

Do you like these designs for the movies?

Even though Thor has already started principal photography and has all the costumes done, the Captain America film is still in pre-production so we don’t know where they stand with the costume design to be used in the film. Hopefully we’ll get some set photos of something from the Thor production in the near future as I’m dying to see the Asgardian set and costume designs for the Kenneth Branagh-directed film starring Chris Hemsworth.

If you’re interested, the Thor statue comes out in April and the Captain America on comes out in May. Head over to Kotobukiya to see what they have.

Iron Man 2 opens May 7, 2010, Thor opens May 5, 2011 , The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.

Source: Kotobukiya (via CBM)