Marvel to unveil Captain America Statue at SDCC

Captain America #1This year marks the 75th anniversary of Captain America, introduced in a Marvel comic punching Hitler in the face. Since then Cap’s popularity has only grown as his contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (with Chris Evans in the iconic role) continue to bring in billions of dollars for Disney.

To celebrate the milestone (the birthday, not all that money, though we bet that helped), Marvel have produced a one ton bronze statue to celebrate the Captain that will make its debut at this years San Diego Comic-Con, and will then make a trek across the country, before settling in Steve Rogers original stomping grounds in Brooklyn (at least, according to the MCU).

“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.

Drawing of the Statue that will be unveiled at SDCC 2016

Drawing of the Statue that will be unveiled at SDCC 2016

The statue will feature a line from the first film in the MCU Captain America Trilogy, The First Avenger – “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn.“ You’ll see a sketch of what the statue will look like to the right. According to Gitter the pose  was “symbolically chosen to showcase the impressive strength of Captain America and his stoic form. Captain America’s signature shield also takes prominence, paying homage to his heroism, indestructible power and determination.”

Fans can visit the statue when it debuts at SDCC (July 20-24), follow its progress across country through the various Marvel comics social media pages, or be there for the official dedication in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on August 10th.

And if that’s not good enough, you’ll have the chance to own your very own replica. Comicave Studios — who designed the statue alongside Marvel artists — will be selling 12-inch bronze replicas (limited to 750 pieces), and 35-inch pewter ones (up to 100, made to order).

“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.”