This statue of Iron Man has been unveiled outside an art gallery to honour the popular Marvel character after Tony Stark Was killed off in Avengers: Endgame.
The statue was designed by Italian artist Daniele Basso and it has been erected outside the Fortino Lorense gallery in the city centre of Forte dei Marmi in the northern Italian province of Lucca.
Despite its name being commonly associated with Superman, the Iron Man statue has nonetheless been named ‘Man of Steel’ (in English).
The inscription reads: “This is the first monument dedicated to Iron Man in the first year of his cinematographic death.
“We celebrate Tony Stark as a man who dedicated his life’s fortune to fighting for the ideals he believed in, reminding us that we are all the protagonists of our time, that future of humanity depends on our decisions and that we all should be heroes.”
Meanwhile, Basso said: “Iron Man is alive and well… and he is in Forte dei Marmi!
“Iron Man has a magnetic heart, but I have a sensitive artist’s heart! And the enormous appreciation I am receiving for my sculpture thrills me!
“Thank you all and remember, the future of humanity depends on our choices… all of us must and can be heroes!”
The popular Marvel character was killed off at the end of the last Avengers movie, ‘Endgame’.
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