Sam Wilson’s Captain America Suit Looks Very Different In MCU Concept Art

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The concept art for Sam Wilson’s Captain America costume was very different from the final version shown in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

The Concept Art Of Sam Wilson’s Captain America Suit Looks Very Different From The Final Version Shown In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The second MCU series released on Disney+ featured Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) teaming up to hunt down and arrest the anti-patriotic anarchist group known as the Flag Smashers. Led by Karli Morgenthau (Eria Kellyman), the group aims to reopen national borders in an effort to return the world to a five-year Blip-like era.

Six months after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Wilson as the Falcon discards Captain America’s mantle and gives his shield to the US government for display in a museum. This angers Barnes, who sees it as a betrayal of Rogers’ wish, especially when the US government gives it to a new Captain America, John Walker. After battling the Flag Smashers, fighting with Walker, and having his integrity challenged by both his government and Morgenthau, Wilson eventually accepts the shield and becomes Captain America. His outfit closely resembles that of his costume from the original Marvel comics version, as it combines elements of his Falcon wings with the style of the classic Captain America costume.

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Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier: The Art of the Series art book revealed concept art (via RBC) which featured different versions of Wilson’s Captain America superhero costume. Although the basic design of the torso, leg, and cowl outfit remained essentially the same, the fenders differed greatly from the final design. Check out the images below.


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Captain America Sam Wilson Concept Art

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Captain America Sam Wilson Concept Art 2

The final design presented in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale had foldable blue wings similar in style to her Falcon Wings, albeit a different color. The designers of the series seemed to have played around with many designs which varied markedly between each release. They tried solid color wings of each of the American flag colors with no segmented sections, however, the designers opted for blue instead of the red wings that his original comic book version tended to display.


Concept artists were tasked with the unique challenge of designing a character based on an earlier version of the comics while trying to stay true to both the MCU Falcon design and the MCU Captain America design. Although the series received mixed reviews, the final costume design was widely praised as staying true to the original design while adapting the aesthetics of the MCU. Although Wilson’s Captain America was only featured in one episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldierthe suit will get another moment in the spotlight when Wilson returns for Captain America 4.


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Source: Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: The Art of the Series via CBR

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