It's Marvel set photo day! A few hours ago we posted the first look at January Jones in costume as Emma Frost on the set of X-Men: First Class, and now comes photos from another Marvel epic also currently shooting in England, Captain America: The First Avenger.
The new photos do feature Captain America in full costume, filming motorcycle scenes but it's not Chris Evans we see suited up in superhero gear, but rather his stunt double. The photos include Cap's U.S. Army Indian motorcycle, a pair of Nazi space-age armored Hydra bikes and a neat car.
The first thing you'll notice is that the stunt actor looks very different than Evans, at least in terms of their faces. The second thing that sticks out is the costume that the stunt double is wearing and how it doesn't look very "real" compared to the concept art we've seen but rather cheaper, Halloween-esque materials and components.
This is likely due to them shooting some vehicular action sequences and wide shots where movie magic can do its work. Again, I'll provide the obvious forewarning that you shouldn't judge the movie based on these images. They're simply set photos and are not representative of what this scene(s) will look like in the theatrical release of Captain America: The First Avenger.
The images, courtesy of The Daily Mail, do let us know that Captain America will be sporting his side-arm and a classic Thompson machine gun, as can be seen holstered in the front of the bike. You can also see the wings painted onto Cap's helmet. Keep in mind that Steve Rogers will have more than one Captain America costume in the movie and we can expect a more sleek and modern design to show up later in the film.
We can also see the Hydra logos on the sides of the two Nazi futuristic motorcycles and on the front of the roadster. Hydra is the terrorist organization bent on world domination and are the nemesis organize to S.H.I.E.L.D., the folks who bring our favorite heroes together, including Captain America, to form The Avengers. Hydra is years ahead of its time in technology due to alien hardware they discovered during WWII so that storyline from the comics could factor into the Captain America film.
Expect the Captain America solo introduction film to lay the foundation for what could be the villains of The Avengers and of the potential SHIELD movie. We also know there will be key elements featured in the movie that will tie into the Thor's story and the realm of Asgard.
What do you think of the vehicle designs?
Chris Evans stars alongside Neal McDonough's Dum Dum Dugan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes. Captain America is of course, directed by Joe Johnston.
The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.
Source: The Daily Mail