To celebrate the 75th birthday of the original Captain America Steve Rogers, his native home town of Brooklyn (in the real world) is erecting a 13-foot statue of the Marvel superhero.
Cast in bronze, the statue will make its public debut at San Diego Comic Con later this month (20-24 July) before heading to its new home for a special ceremony on 10 August.
A sketch of the statue published by USA Today reveals Cap standing with his iconic shield held high, above a plaque adorned with a quote from 2011 movie ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’.
It reads: “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn”.
There’s a Captain America crest below this with the words “Hometown Pride” above it and “Celebrating 75 heroic years” below.
Marvel will track the movement of the one ton statue through its social media channels as it makes its journey to San Diego.
“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, Disney’s senior vice president of licensing for Marvel.
The pose was “symbolically chosen to showcase the impressive strength of Captain America and his stoic form,” he adds.
Comicave Studios designed the statue with Marvel artists, and will be selling 750 limited edition 12-inch bronze replicas to fans. 100 35-inch Pewter statues are also being made to order.
“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,“ said Gitter.
Captain America’s 75th birthday already got off to a cracking start earlier this year with the release of the celebrated 'Captain America: Civil War’ - which is the highest grossing film of the year so far.
Picture Credits: Marvel