First image of Chris Evans in Captain America costume arrives

Not wanting to let Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man hog all the limelight when it comes to new images, Marvel have released the first picture of Chris Evans in his full Captain America gear.

Entertainment Weekly have the pic, which is the first look we've had at Evans in the full suit.

Cappy's costume was never going to be the easiest to pull off, but they've managed to retain all of the comic character's iconic touches, but within a 'real-world' vibe.

The suit looks lived-in and combat-ready, and the infamous headgear is cooler than it has any right to be.

His trademark shield seems to have taken some fire too, and those are some intriguing-looking goons in the background.

It'll be interesting to see how the Captain's period suit evolves before he joins The Avengers .

Captain America: The First Avenger is due to hit UK cinemas in July 29 2011.

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.