A Captain America statue will be heading to Brooklyn to commemorate his 75th Anniversary.
This year will be marking the 75th Anniversary of Marvel's Captain America and to commemorate the event a 13 foot tall bronze statue is being created to dedicate the hero. The statue will be revealed at San Diego Comic Con (July 20-24) and then will travel to it's permanent location in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on August 10, 2016. (Brooklyn being the home of Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, in the films.)
Speaking about Captain America, Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, stated,
"“For the past 75 years, Captain America has inspired generations of fans serving as the ultimate global icon for freedom, strength and doing the right thing."
The art above depicts what the statue will look like and it looks fantastic. The statue will be engraved with the film quote, "I'm just a kid from Brooklyn," from the film Captain America: The First Avenger.
"“We hope that when fans see the statue, they will think back to a favorite comic book, treasured action figure or even be transported back to a special time and place in their lives where Captain America’s values played influence.”"This is actually pretty cool and I cannot wait to see it in person. I know I'll definitely be heading over once the statue has made its trip to Brooklyn.
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Source: USA Today