Co-Director Joe Russo Explains Importance of Captain America's New Costume in Sequel


By Amirose Eisenbach February 14, 2014


Speaking of the "Captain America: The Winter Solider", some new details have been surfacing the future of the franchise and the MCU in general. Joe and Anthony Russo, who helmed the sequel, have been brought back to direct the third Cap installment. We also learned that the vents of the sequel will lead directly into Joss Whedon's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron". But that's not the only development that has occurred as many have noticed that the costume for Captain America has changed slightly and those differences naturally never go unnoticed by fanboys.

On the change, co-director Joe Russo stated, "We wanted to use his Super Soldier outfit from the comic books as a way to represent, thematically, his place in the world of SHIELD and the difference between working for SHIELD and being Captain America. That’s something that gets explored on a very concrete level in terms of what outfits are used in the film."

Confidence continues to grow for the direction the Russo's took for the film and the decisions they made regarding even the smallest details. That no doubt helped lock them in for the next film.

Joe elaborated on what the new costume means in terms of the film, "We wanted to put Cap in a space where he’s a special forces operative for SHIELD who goes on missions around the world that are clandestine and sometimes require a certain level of anonymity or stealth," he stated. "The movie has a very thematic component in terms of the use of costumes. When you come to see the film I think you’ll understand why we made the choice we made."

This is all starting to fit into the larger picture that's been hinted for us. Captain America becomes the eventual leader of SHIELD after it becomes corrupt, so it would make sense that they are showcasing the outfit he wore when he started to take command, and that this film leads directly into Whedon's sequel. We never had doubts Feige and team but you are certainly proving time and again how brilliant your connected universe is.

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