Captain America is one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes thanks to the stellar performances by actor Chris Evans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Evans has embodied what the character truly stands for, and that’s life, liberty, and equality. In the movie universe, Cap has fought aliens, robots, and even the alliance that he once stood for: the US government. Our entire generation knows this now-iconic scene from Captain America: Winter Soldier and the line "This isn't freedom; this is fear."
On the comic book side, the kid from Brooklyn has faced numerous battles throughout his long history, most notably during WWII against the evil Hydra organization led by the Red Skull. Still, Steve Rogers has fought hard and has rightfully earned a reward, and boy will he ever get one at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
Captain America Will Get His Own 13-Foot Statue
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 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 Statue Will Commemorate His 75th Anniversary
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. 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.”
Captain America is certainly well known for always doing the right thing. 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, to lead those who need leading, to save those who need saving, and to inspire us to be better versions of ourselves. He certainly represents everything America stands for when we're at our best.
What Will Captain America's Statue Look Like?
As you can see in the above image, the bronze statue will consist of our hero in a righteous pose while holding up his iconic shield. Directly below him, you can see the words "I'm just a kid from Brooklyn" embossed in the metal. It also reads “Hometown Pride” and "Celebrating 75 Heroic Years" bracketing an image of his original shield. Obviously, the statue also has to have the name Captain America on there, as well.
What Impact Will The Statue Have?
It looks like it will be an amazing statue, and should be worth checking out if you’re ever in the Brooklyn area. The impact of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on pop culture shows there's reason to honor its most iconic character outside of Spider-Man with his own statue. The fandom is there, and it’s definitely something America could use right now. 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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