(Warning - the following may contain mild SPOILERS for Captain America: Civil War. Proceed with whatever level of your caution your natural SPOILER-aversion dictates...)
Now, Captain America: Civil War may still be a fair few months away -- just over six, to be precise -- but that doesn't mean we aren't already in possession of more than our fair share of Cap-related reveals. Whether we're talking actual, factual on-set images, or theories based on interviews with key creatives, the picture of what to expect from Civil War is getting clearer by the day.
So much so, in fact, that the latest image that's found its way onto the internet just straight up reveals something huge. Specifically:
We Can Finally See Cap's New Civil War Costume
Or, at least, we can see part of it on a freshly leaked officially licensed t-shirt design, thanks to an intrepid Twitter user.
The best part?
It Looks Like Cap Is Heading Back to His Comic Book Roots
The reason? Well, take another look at that there subtly different chest armor...
Notice how it has a textured effect, almost like feathers, or chain mail?
Well, that's a direct reference to...pretty much every classic Captain America costume from the comic books.
Historically speaking, Cap has pretty much always had a lightweight, bulletproof scale armor built into his costume, giving it both added strength, and a peculiar feather-like appearance.
That design element, however, was largely removed in Marvel's 'ultimate' comic book version of Cap...
...and, seemingly as a result of the ultimate comics' visual influence on the movies, didn't make it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
That is, until now...
The big question remaining, though? Just what Cap's new costume will mean for Captain America: Civil War. Is it simply a nod fans, a subtle hint at a (relatively) faithful take on the comic book storyline...or something more?
We'll likely find out more, soon enough...