The Avengers to Feature New Captain America Costume

Captain America will be receiving an all-new costume for The Avengers, leading man Chris Evans has confirmed to MTV News.

The superhero ensemble has just started production in Albuquerque, where Evans says he donned the new suit for the first time as part of a screen test.

"Yeah, it’s awesome," Evans smiled, "It’s really cool. I was worried because I started to get really attached to the old one. I got to really start digging it. It’s not that easy to move in, but I started really liking it."

The original, 1940′s version of the suit will debut in theaters when Captain America: The First Avenger hits on July 22nd, but fans will have to wait until next summer to see The Avengers version on the big screen.

Arriving from writer/director Joss Whedon, the epic team-up is also set to star Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgård and will see release on May 4th, 2012.

Check out the original video interview in the player below.