GM Trademarks "Krypton" & "Camaro Krypton"
So, what in the world does the 2016 Camaro have to do with the element Krypton? Your guess is as good as mine, but GM has just filed trademarks for the names “Krypton” and “Camaro Krypton,” according to GM Authority.
Either GM has something wild up its sleeve for the sixth-generation of its iconic muscle car, or it just thought that the name sounded cool and wanted to protect it. I believe more of the former, as this seems to align closely with the upcoming release of the Batman v Superman movie. For those who don’t know, Kryptonite is what causes Superman to lose his powers and Batman actually carries a hunk of it in his utility belt in case Superman ever gets out of line.
Automakers love being the part of blockbuster movies, so it wouldn’t shock me if Chevy releases a special version of the Camaro to go along with the Batman v Superman movie. Much like Audi does with the Avengers movies, Chevy may be looking at the Superman/Batman mashup as the perfect opportunity to get some worldwide publicity for its new muscle car.
Keep in mind that the new Camaro debuts at a during a special event on May 16th, so there is a possibility that we’ll learn something about this trademark filing at the presentation.
Let us know in the comments what you think this filing means.
Continue reading to learn more about this possible GM/DC Comics collaboration.
Why it matters
Movies are a great way for automakers to get some great press, and creating a car surrounding a much-anticipated movie like Batman v Superman could be huge for Chevy. So, if this actually is a special model built specifically for the movie, what would it offer? My best guess would be a bright-green paintjob.
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Source: GM Authority