Marvel has released our first look at Captain America’s 75th anniversary statue. The kid from Brooklyn has been immortalized in bronze by Comicave Studios with a 13-foot statue that will first be unveiled at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con (fans will be able to take their pictures with him) before traveling east across the country and landing in his hometown of Brooklyn on Aug. 10, where Steve Rogers will undergo a mini-tour.
The statue will first be dedicated and temporarily installed in Prospect Park, where a special screening of Captain America: Civil War will take place in the park, and in September the statue will head to the Barclays Center before finally settling in his permanent home of Sunset Park in October.
The statue actually immortalizes Chris Evans’ take on the Super Soldier, and the quote: “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn” was plucked from Captain America: The First Avenger. Whereas the original comic book character created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon in 1941 was born on the Lower East Side, the MCU version is actually from Brooklyn. Happy birthday, Cap!