As often is the case with the Marvel and Avengers movies, the various characters get upgrades and new costumes (works for the merchandising).
Now a potential list of changes for the characters' looks and costumes for Captain America: Civil War has become known.
We've already got an inkling of the changes as some of the characters sported new costumes at the end of The Avengers 2 as part of the New Avengers and reported Captain America: Civil War promo art has shown an updated look for Iron Man (possibly Bleeding Edge armor) and a slight alteration to the Captain America Avengers 2 costume.
The info comes from the Sideshow Collectors forum (Sideshow sells the Hoy Toys collectibles and such).
Captain America: Said to be a modified Avengers: Age Of Ultron suit; a cleaner design sitting somewhere between The Winter Solider stealth and AoU suits. The poster goes on to state that: "Those who think the AoU suit is overdesigned will like this new version. Compared to AoU, they got rid of a lot of the red highlights as well as the white on the biceps. The arms do have a red line going across where the bicep meets the shoulder. The rest of the suit is a direct carryover from AoU, including Avengers logo, arm magnets, and gaiters."
Iron Man: The new suit will be a modified version of The Avengers 2 suit, "but with a few key changes" including: "more gold in the torso and arms to break up the all the 45's red, smoother faceplate design (similar to the Mk3-7 helmets), and last but not least, an inverted trapezoid cutout over the round chest RT."
Black Panther: The costume is said to be not that much different than the concept art. The poster states: "The suit is generally fabric throughout, with the mask being metal or some other hard material. The necklace is still there. I did get to see some early CGI work showing BP's movements. They pretty much nailed it, very acrobatic and animal-like, not quite the acrobat as Spider-Man, you can definitely tell BP's carrying more weight than Spidey as he moves around."
Ant-Man: The poster states Ant-Man will be in the movie, presumed to be the Scott Lang version played by Paul Rudd. It's also said Lang will have the Giant-Man ability and offers the suit looks pretty much the same from this Summer's Ant-Man movie. "The new ability is most definite."
Falcon: His Captain America: Civil War costume is stated to be very dark overall with mostly dark gray and some red. The poster said it reminded him of Wolverine's X-Men: Days Of Future Past costume, and says it has a "mix of hard armor components and fabric. Wings look pretty much the same as The Winter Soldier."
War Machine: The poster has seen concept art revealing War Machine fighting Falcon, where War Machine is wearing what appears to be a new suit; however, at the same time the poster has seen other concept art for War Machine where it's the MK2 suit from Iron Man 3 and Age Of Ultron.
Crossbones: Frank Grillo will be featured in full costume as Crossbones, which is said to look very "Stevenson Punisher-esqie." The Crossbones costume will consist of black tactical gear with crossbones graffit painted on the chest and a skull design on the mask. According to the poster, the Crossbones costume "looks pretty faithful to the comic look."
"Captain America: Civil War" has a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.