Captain America, America’s beloved superhero character, is celebrating his 75th birthday this year, and Marvel will be honoring the fictional hero by unveiling his bronze statue at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Brooklyn is getting a big-ass Captain America statue… pic.twitter.com/J6uczJKlIl
— ❌ Alvin Ryan (@61_alvin) July 12, 2016
Jack Kirby and Joe Simon created Captain America in 1941 to inspire fellow Americans who were fighting the Nazis in the Second World War. According to Marvel Comics, the legend of Captain America began in Brooklyn when a frail young Steve Rogers volunteered to be injected with the experimental secret serum that ultimately transformed him into a super soldier that Americans could look up to. SlashFilm reports that Captain America’s bronze statue will ultimately find its way to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to commemorate the beginning of the legend.
Marvel artists have teamed up with Cornicave studios to sketch the design of the statue, which will have smaller replicas also made available for enthusiastic Captain America fans, who can place these replicas in their office or living room to cherish their beloved superhero.
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Along with the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Captain America, Marvel is reinventing Captain America across its mobile and PC games. To date, the comic book company has introduced seven variations in the story of Captain America. In one variation, Steve Rogers is shown to be assassinated before he gets to join the Super Soldier program. Instead, field agent Peggy Carter volunteers to take his place and fight as Captain America to uphold America’s ideals of freedom and equality.
In yet another version titled Marvel Future Fight, Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter celebrate V-Day with a private marriage ceremony, and Sharon Rogers is born out of the marriage. Later, Sharon Rogers dons her father’s mantle to fight as Captain America against the evil tyrants around the world. Sharon is shown to be trained in martial arts and espionage in addition to getting equipment like a blaster lance and the signature energy absorbing shield.
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Digital Spy reports that Marvel’s Bill Rosemann spoke about the uniqueness of each story that will enable the gamer to relive the star-spangled superhero.
“Fans will see how each game’s new version of Captain America is sharply distinct from one another but still completely authentic to the ‘Living Legend’ we all know and love.”
Captain America is a superhero who not only fights evil to uphold equality but also strives to cater to every fan in an equal manner. According to Yahoo!, a visitor at Disney’s California Adventure theme park witnessed a touching moment between a deaf man and the Disney actor who was dressed up as Captain America.
The young man approached the Disneyland cast member portraying Captain America and attempted to strike a conversation by using the American Sign Language (ASL) which is the primary language for the hearing impaired. However, the guest was delighted when Captain America started communicating with him in ASL in return. It was sheer joy to see a smile on the face of the man with the hearing impairment. The smile grew bigger and wider as Captain America carried on the conversation using fluent sign language.
— Doctor (@_DrComicBook) July 8, 2016
Captain America’s gesture of kindness was beyond most fans’ expectations as, usually, characters in a Disneyland theme park greet the visitors with a hug or a few cheerful words. This is perhaps one of the first times that a Disneyland cast member has gone to the extra effort to communicate with a hearing-impaired fan using sign language.
Meanwhile, fans who are eagerly awaiting the next installment in the Captain America movie series will have to hold on a bit longer. According to Gizmodo, the Russo brothers, the directors of Captain America: Civil War, will be focusing their attention on the production of an hour-long drama that is an adaptation of Walter Hill’s 1979 cult classic The Warriors.
According to Coming Soon, the Russo brothers will then be working back to back on Avengers: Infinity Wars Parts One and Two. Fans will have to wait for a new Captain America movie that shows the superhero taking up new challenges in today’s world.
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