USA Today announced this morning that a 13-foot bronze statue of Captain America is going to be erected in the character’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York this year in honor of Cap’s 75th anniversary.
“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.
“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.”
The statue, which was designed by Marvel artists and Comicave Studios, is being unveiled at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and making the cross-country trek to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for a dedication ceremony on August 10th.
Here’s what the statue (and the smaller replicas) will look like: