Suddenly, and all over the internet, we find ourselve faced with the first substantial picture leaks from the set of Captain America: The First Avenger.
These Captain America stunt double pictures are everywhere. You can find them here and here, for instance. Quite predicatably, people on the internet have been freaking out about the Captain America costume in the pictures. "No!" you say. Yes, yes, it's true. The thing is, they shouldn't freak out. Even a cursory glance at the pictures reveals that the stunt double doesn't appear to be wearing the actual costume, but a modified and simplified version for the, most likely, wide angle stunt work. It's enough of the costume to look authentic from afar or in the midst of heavy action. But this doesn't appear to be the actual the costume. So chill, screeching internet people. At least until we see a picture of Chris Evans wearing a costume.
To me, the most interesting thing about these pictures are the ones that don't feature Cap, but the Hydra agents. That's some bad ass stuff. Combined with the photos of the V-E day celebrations that have previously come out and you've got an art direction that I'm really digging. It's starting to look like the director of The Rocketeer was the perfect choice for Captain America.