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CAPTAIN AMERICA (& THOR)_first look at…

June 2, 2010

Here’s your first look at the new Captain America costume for the upcoming movie. Not bad. I think it’s the right blend of Cap’s classic costume with a few modern touches…. but here’s the thing: Isn’t this costume suppose to be from World War II? In that case… umm. Well… maybe this costume appears after Captain America is thawed out (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry about it.) All in all, I like it. At first glance I feel better about it than roughly four-fifths of most superhero adaptation costume designs (Spider-man: lukewarm, Batman Begins: lukewarm, Superman Returns: lukewarm, Watchmen: nailed it, Catwoman: where the f*ck is my gun? Captain America… warm.) Captain America is a comic book movie that really has my interest. I have never read a Captain America comic book (though I’m crazy about that ’90s movie) but for some reason I have wanted to write the screenplay for a movie adaptation since high school. Seriously. It’s what I thought about in Home Ec. I thought it would be cool to take an approach like Interview with a Vampire… that is, have the Red Skull, sometime in the ’80s, perhaps hiding out in Brazil, recollect his run-ins with Cap. I’d have called it Red Skull. It would have been awesome. I’d be a national hero: woman would adore me, children would want to be me. But that didn’t happen… YET.

Take a look. What do you think:

UPDATE: And now they’ve thrown Thor at us.  Caring very little of the character, other than his eventually involvement in The Avengers film, I’m okay with it.  On a side note: is Thor the only Marvel character to sport a cape?

Thoughts & Concerns??

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  1. June 3, 2010 5:57 pm

    There are very few cape-wearing heroes in the Marvel Universe. I guess I never thought of it before. This may be because the superhero with a cape look is usually associated with Superman. Back in the day National Comics (later DC) sued many comic book companies for copying their flagship character which scared away the competition. Avoiding the use of a cape may be related to companies trying to keep from getting sued and as time wore on it just became second nature.

    The character is somewhat obscure, but I really think that, like Iron Man before him, Thor will gain a wide-spread appeal after his film is released.

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