Acura and Marvel to Showcase the Avengers
Acura and Marvel Entertainment, LLC announced Thursday the details of their promotional campaign for this summer’s highly anticipated film, Marvel’s The Avengers.
Following the luxury automaker’s integration with THOR last summer, Acura is building on its established role as the official vehicle of S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D., the international peacekeeping agency of the Marvel Universe, has a leading role in this film portrayal of the iconic comic book series. Throughout Marvel’s The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents drive various Acura vehicles, including the MDX, ZDX and TL models; the completely redesigned 2013 RDX will make a cameo appearance. In addition, an Acura convertible sports car was created specifically for the film.
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“Acura is developing an impressive second chapter as the official vehicle of the cutting-edge S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, enabling us to reinforce Acura’s brand philosophy of innovation and advancement, and leverage excitement for the new ILX, RDX and NSX supercar concept product news announced earlier this year,” said Susie Rossick, Acura brand manager.
Acura kicked off its campaign with Marvel at the New York Auto Show on April 4, 2012, where a militarized S.H.I.E.L.D.-Edition MDX was on display with a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Product Specialist. S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent street teams are scheduled at PAX East, Boston and C2E2, Chicago.
As the exclusive automotive sponsor of the world premiere of Marvel’s The Avengers on April 11 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, a surprise special stunt is planned to make an impactful, red-carpet entrance. A fleet of Acura vehicles will also be used as talent transportation during the premiere.
The hub of Acura’s national advertising campaign for Marvel’s The Avengers, http://www.SHIELDops.com, allows fans to immerse themselves in the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s The Avengers.
In addition, more than 130 Acura dealers will be hosting pre-release screenings of Marvel’s The Avengers in early May in their respective markets.