Captain America is coming back to Brooklyn. According to USA Today, Brooklyn will soon erect a 13-foot tall Captain America statue in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the debut of the superhero.
The statue will be unveiled later this month during San Diego Comic-Con the news outlet explained, before it will travel back across the country to its new home in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The statue will sit above a commemoration stone that reads “Celebrating 75 years,” “Hometown Pride” and, of course, the famous line “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,” senior VP of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Paul Gitter told USAToday. Gitter said he hopes passersby will remember the comics or a specific moment in their lives where Captain America had an influence. In addition to the statue, Marvel will sell a limited run of 12-inch bronze replicas.
A commemoration for the statue will take place in Prospect Park on August 10.