That 13-foot high 1-ton solid Bronze Captain America statue will be unveiled in Prospect Park Brooklyn next week on Wednesday, August 10, from 1-3 pm. Later that night, Captain America: Civil War will be shown as part of Propect Park’s “A Summer Movie Under the Stars” program. A very nice day!
The dedication ceremony will be hosted by Lorraine Cink, actor and host of THWIP! The Big Marvel Show and The Marvel Minute, with special guests including Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, the New York City Joint Service Color, and the creative team who designed the statue including sculptor Dave Cortes. Following the dedication ceremony, Marvel and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will host a free community event open to the public featuring Captain American inspired activities, snacks, photo locations, and more.
The statue will be located at the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY for two weeks, but then it will move around a bit:
After the two-week stop in Prospect Park, the Captain America statue will move to the plaza outside Barclays Center on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues for September, during which several Marvel fan activations will take place. From late October through the remainder of the year, the statue will adorn the soon-to-be-opened Bed Bath & Beyond® in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Fans of all ages will enjoy a specially re-designed statue base, for heightened interactivity and photo opportunities with Captain America, as well as see and shop for a variety of unique Marvel items, including limited quantities of scaled replicas of the bronze statue itself.
One aspect of the redsigned base will be the addition of the names of creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, a move which was the subject of a successful petition.
The statue’s final resting place after Bed, Bath and Beyond is not known. The thing is too huge and heavy and impressive tokeep in mothballs, though, so someone who knows a good synergy move when they hear it is sure to snap it up for somewere.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.