Marvel is currently gearing up for the Marvel NOW! initiative, in which they will relaunch of several of their popular comic characters! New reboots mean new designs and new costumes. One of the characters who's surprisingly getting the reboot is Captain America, and today we bring you your first look at what the new design will be for the character!
MTV Geek revealed the concept art and talked with Editor Tom Brevoort who discussed the redesign of the character. I'm not really sure if I like it or not. There's a lot going on with it, but here's what Brevoort had to say,
The approach and the thought was very simple: we wanted to modernize Cap’s outfit so as to reflect the gear worn by actual soldiers, to convey that sense of the character visually.
We weren’t really thinking about the movie incarnation per se, though it’s difficult to avoid it I suppose. But even there, Cap’s already had two completely different suits in the movies, in CAP: FIRST AVENGER and then in MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS. What we were really going for, more than anything, was the feeling of Cap being an actual soldier. At the outset, I did some research and collected a bunch of different photographs of modern military gear, helmets and what-have-you, and they all informed the design we eventually settled on.
I can see what they're doing with it, and I understand why. I think it looks cool, but at the same time I'm not 100% sold on it. I think it needs to grow on me a bit. The thing with Captain America is he's Captain America! He doesn't really need all of those pads and protection, so it's basically just for looks. And it looks like it would slow him down more than anything.
What do you think of Cap's new look?
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