Empire was talking to CAPTAIN AMERICA:THE FIRST AVENGER star Chris Evans about the Marvel Comics superhero’s costume and mighty shield.
Evans revealed the following:
“It’s an amazing costume. Given the fact that his costume is red, white and blue, and it’s tight, and it could be kind of flash and over the top – and given the fact that the movie takes place in the ‘40s and ‘50s – they’ve done a really good job of making it look really cool.”
The 40’s AND 50’s? Did Evans have a slip of the tongue here, or is the film’s time frame wider than expected? In the current comics continuity, the Steve Rogers Capt. America was in suspended animation from the end of WWII until being discovered and revived by the Avengers.
Various individuals donned the costume in the post-war period, though none could really fill his boots.
On Cap’s famous shield:
“We’ve been testing a lot of shields. Last time I was in London they had six shields and I had to hold each one, see if I was comfortable with each one, see which one we all thought had the right look. The thing is pretty heavy, so I’m not sure I can throw it that far! I’ll give it my best shot, but hopefully they’ll have some sort of stunt shield when it comes to actually chucking it!”
Shield-tossing could be an action highlight, likely using CGI. Has the dreaded 3-D word been mentioned for the production?