Chris Evans as Captain America!! Chris Evans as Captain America!! Chris Evan …s’ stunt double as Captain America!! Alright, that’s not nearly as exciting. But, it’s something. At least we get to see what the suit is gonna look like. Clearly, it’s following the Batman Begins and The Dark Knight model of a utilitarian look, rather than a fancy, un-explainable design. I guess that’s a big issue with translating these comic book super heroes to film; trying to figure out how headgear wingtips or outside underpants appear in a real-world setting so that you can still get the girl.
The full get up and motorcycle combo dates this scene to a WWII era, which will supposedly make up about half of the film; telling Cap’s origin in full when Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters in about 20 months, on July 22nd, 2011. Of course, it’s important to note the shield on his back. Couldn’t be Cap without it!
As the camera pans out, we see that there’s a motorcycle chase going on between Steve Rogers and some standard HYDRA goons, whose stylized bikes are no doubt a gift of the Red Skull. Where he gets he time or money to personalize all that stuff, we’ll never know. I guess it can’t be that different from Batman throwing his logo on everything, as if he were concerned for his name brand. And, granted, I have no desire to go toe-to-toe against Red Skull, but the photo of the baddies on set just gives a kinder, gentler version of the HYDRA we’re used to.