2016 marks Captain America's 75th anniversary, and to celebrate, the star-spangled Avenger is getting a bronze statue that will debut at Comic-Con International: San Diego before finding its permanent home in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Captain America's fictional hometown.
According to USAToday, the 13-foot statue will be on display in San Diego from July 20-24 before making the cross country trek to Brooklyn. Marvel will track the statue's progress on its social media, allowing fans to follow the statue on its journey.
“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. “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.”