Captain America is one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes thanks to stellar performances by actor Chris Evans Evans has embodied what the character truly stands for and that’s freedom. The kid from Brooklyn has faced numerous battles throughout comic book history including battles during WWII against the evil HYDRA organization led by the Red Skull. In the movie universe, Cap has fought aliens, robots, and even the alliance that he once stood for and that’s the government. Still, Steve Rogers has fought hard and has rightfully earned a reward, and boy did he ever get one…
Steve Rogers Will Be Honored At This Year’s San Diego Comic-Con
Even though the fourth of July weekend has come and gone, USA TODAY broke some major news, informing us that the famous Marvel superhero will be getting his own bronze statue to commemorate his 75th year birthday. The statue made entirely of bronze, will stand 13-feet tall and will be located in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. This statue will first be unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con from July 20-24. After Comic-Con, the statue will traverse its way across the country where it will eventually land permanently inside of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. There will be a dedication ceremony held there on August 10.
The Senior Vice President of Licensing For Marvel Had This To Say…
Senior Vice President of licensing for Marvel Paul Gitter had this to say about the importance of the American patriot:
“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.”
Captain America is certainly well known for always doing the right thing. The character has put his life on the line many times throughout the marvel cinematic universe, but he’s also done so in the comics as well. Steve may just be a kid from Brooklyn, but he’s definitely so much more than that. The man has all the tools to lead an army into battle as he certainly represents everything America stands for.
What Will The Statue Look Like?
As you can see in the above image, the bronze statue will consist of our hero in a pose while holding up his iconic shield. Directly below him, you can view the words “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn” embedded in the metal. It also states “Hometown Pride” with a logo of a shield and below it states, “Celebrating 75 Heroic Years.” Obviously the statue also have to have the name Captain America there as well.
Did You Know There’s Also A Large Superman Statue?
For those of you who may not know, there is actually a large Superman located in Metropolis, Illinois. Unveiled in 1993, this statue stands at roughly fifteen feet tall and can be seen in front of a courthouse in Superman Square. There is also a Superman Museum, which gives you all of the entire history of one of the most popular superheroes ever made. You can learn more about this museum by clicking right here!
What Impact Will The Statue Have?
It’s a cool looking statue, and will be worth checking out if you’re ever in the Brooklyn area. The impact of the Superman statue proves that there’s room for a Marvel character. The fandom is there, and it’s definitely something that absolutely symbolizes America. Cap is the true American hero and it will be great to hopefully one day witness this statue in all its glory.
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