Upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA statute is bringing a whole new brand of hero worship to NYC!
You know that scene in some movies when the hero wanders around the city, eventually ending up at a giant tribute in his honor that leaves him or her feeling conflicted? Well, things are about to get a bit meta for Captain America.
The beloved hero who started out as “just a kid from Brooklyn” named Steve Rogers is about to find a permanent home in the borough’s famous Prospect Park– a 13-foot tall bronze statute of him, that is.
Marvel plans to unveil the completed statute at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (running from July 21st to 24th) to celebrate Captain America‘s 75th Anniversary before making a cross-country tour with several yet-to-be-announced stops before a dedication ceremony in Prospect Park on August 10th.
Check out the mock-up of the statute Marvel introduced in USA Today:
“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 Paul Gitter, senior vice president of Marvel licensing at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.
The statute was designed in a collaboration between Marvel artists and Comicave Studios. Upon its reveal, Comicave will be releasing two limited edition miniature version for Captain America buffs: 750 12-inch bronze replicas and 100 35-inch pewter replicas. Ordering details have yet to be announced.