“Captain America” isn’t content to just tower over the box office this year, he’s also going to tower over Brooklyn in real life.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the “Captain America” comics, the city of Brooklyn — Steve Rogers’ hometown — plans to erect a 13-foot-tall bronze statue to honor the super-soldier who stands for truth, justice and the American way. We bet Tony Stark is so pissed …
USA Today reports the statue will literally weigh a ton, and will depict a quote from “Captain America: The First Avenger,” the first Marvel film in the hero’s recent film franchise. “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn” will be inscribed below a victorious pose of Steve Rogers in his original costume, complete with his vibranium shield.
“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,” says Paul Gitter, Disney’s senior vice president of licensing for Marvel.
If you’re despairing over not being a native New Yorker and missing out on this impressive sight, never fear. The statue will make its first appearance at San Diego Comic Con before heading to its home in Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
Let’s just hope this honorary statue doesn’t meet the same end as the Superman memorial in “Batman v Superman.”