Brooklyn will be honoring a hometown hero this summer when a 13-foot-tall bronze Captain America statue is unveiled in Prospect Park, according to USA Today.
Just in time for to celebrate the character’s 75th anniversary—and fresh off the success of Captain America: Civil War—Marvel is unveiling a 13-foot-tall bronze Cap at San Diego Comic-Con (July 20-24) before it heads east on a cross-country trip and lands in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for a dedication ceremony on Aug. 10.
“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,” says Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.
The statue depicts Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, heroically raising his trademark shield on top of a pedestal that has a quote from his 2011 movie, “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn.”
As the statue makes its way from San Diego to Brooklyn, Marvel will keep fans updated on where Cap is via Instagram photos, as well as Twitter and Facebook updates. And Comicave Studios — which designed the statue with Marvel artists — will be selling a limited-edition line of 750 12-inch bronze replicas and 100-made-to-order 35-inch pewter ones for fans to display at home.
Since making his debut in 1941, Captain America has been entertaining audiences around the world with his comic book adventures, as well as appearances in video games, animated TV shows and in Captain America and Avenger movies, where he is played by Chris Evans.
“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,” says Gitter.
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