New Photo Of Chris Evans As Captain America In 'The First Avenger'

Captain AmericaThis, my friends, is what we call a very busy day. Not only has Sony Pictures Entertainment released the very first official photo of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker in the forthcoming "Spider-Man" reboot, but we're also getting another good look at a different Marvel Comics icon.

Comic Book Movie posted a scan from a new issue of Entertainment Weekly that features Chris Evans in all of his star-spangled glory as Steve Rogers in "Captain America." It's not our very first look at Evans as Cap, and even though the picture quality is grainy, it's still probably our best glimpse yet at what the actor is going to look like when the film arrives later this year.


As you can see in the photograph, Cap isn't sporting the standard spandex, leather or plastic looks we've come to expect from our superhero films in recent years. Instead, the "Captain America" design team opted for a cloth costume, material that makes more sense given the movie's World War II setting. But there's a futurist vibe to it as well — this isn't a suit you're likely to see in your grandfather's old war photos — and that fits perfectly with the cinematic universe Marvel has been building over the past few years. Personally, we think it's a winner. And, hey, I think I remember that shield from somewhere

A little less convincing are the HYDRA soldiers standing behind Cap. They look like Snake-Eyes from "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" if the silent ninja was wearing one of those exo-battle suits. They're a bit rigid for our tastes, but we'll reserve final judgment until we see these soldiers battling it out on the big screen.

With any luck, we'll see a higher resolution version of this photo in the next few days. Until then, what do you think of Chris Evans as Cap?

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