Captain America turned 75 this year, and the man certainly has accomplished a great deal in his time on Earth. He’s fought Nazis, taken down an un-killable organization, and even fought his friends in the most recent Marvel flick, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, which has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide thus far. However, Marvel felt that a hit film would hardly be enough to celebrate the prized soldier.
â€œFor 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,â€ Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, told USA Today.
To celebrate this, they’ve taken to construct a 13-foot bronze statue of Cap and take it across the country and lay it down to rest in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. But before it takes that leap, it will be heading to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which takes place July 20-24. Unfortunately, there is no photo of the beast, but there is a concept sketch.
Check it out below!
Again, once it’s visited Comic-Con, the statue will be placed in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on August 10 for all posterity to enjoy. The statue will have a quote on it from the first CAPTAIN AMERICA film, where he says “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn,” as is shown in the sketch above.
According to glitter, the pose of the statue was â€œsymbolically chosen to showcase the impressive strength of Captain America and his stoic form. Captain Americaâ€™s signature shield also takes prominence, paying homage to his heroism, indestructible power and determination.â€
Of course, sadly, none of us will be able to take that 13-foot statue home with us, but Comicave Studios will be producing 750 12-inch bronze replicas, as well as 100 made-to-order 35-inch pewter versions for those fans at home.
â€œWe 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 Americaâ€™s values played influence.â€
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SOURCE: USA Today