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Captain America is 75 years old so he is getting a statue in Brooklyn

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Captain America celebrates his 75th Anniversary this year. To celebrate Marvel is bringing us a 13-foot-tall bronze Captain America.

It will debut at San Diego Comic-Con (July 20-24) before it heads east on a cross-country trip and lands in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for a dedication ceremony on 10th August.

“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.

The statue features the movie quote “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn” — from Captain America: The First Avenger, the first movie to feature Chris Evans as the character — and features a pose “symbolically chosen to showcase the impressive strength of Captain America and his stoic form,” Gitter adds. “Captain America’s signature shield also takes prominence, paying homage to his heroism, indestructible power and determination.”

It is also a tribute to those who’ve kept Steve Rogers and his story alive since Jack Kirby and Joe Simon created him in 1941, Gitter says. “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.”

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Source: USAToday

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