Captain America Statue Headed to New York
Immortalising the Iconic Marvel Hero
By Steven Carter
In the latest of several pop culture statues dotted over the United States, USA Today has revealed that Captain America will now join the likes of Rocky in Philadelphia and RoboCop in Detroit by having a statue of the first Avenger placed at Prospect Park in New York.
The 13-foot-tall bronze statue is being erected to honour the 75th anniversary of Marvel's iconic hero and also celebrates the character of Steve Roger's origins as a young man from the Brooklyn with the movie quote "I'm just a kid from Brooklyn".
“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,” Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media said. “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 will make it's debut at San Diego Comic-Con first from July 20th-24th before then heading to New York to inspire passers-by.
What do you think of the statue? Will you be checking it out?