The Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept Is All Set For Its Hollywood Debut
Justice League is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, and a film of this magnitude is going to attract a lot of heavy, cross-brand promotional partnerships. This kind of collaboration is particularly prevalent in the superhero film genre. We’ve seen Audis in the Iron Man movies, and Avengers: Age of Ultron and Acura in the Thor movies, and The Avengers. The massive audiences generated by these movies is the perfect place for publicity and, with Justice League scheduled to hit theaters on November 17, Mercedes-Benz will be prominently featured in the movie, specifically the Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept.
Yep. The same virtual car that the Silver Arrows presented back in 2013 for the Gran Turismo video game is now a movie star. Ok, that’s not entirely true because it’s not actually top-billing the movie., but it will play a prominent role as Bruce Wayne’s very own daily driver because that’s just how Batman rolls. Joining the Vision Gran Turismo Concept in the movie is the E-Class Cabriolet, which will be driven by no less than Diana Prince herself, who we know more popularly as Wonder Woman. The two Mercedes vehicles will play starring roles in the automaker’s partnership with the DC movie blockbuster, but it also won’t be Merc’s only involvement in the promotion of the movie. A series of commercials centered around Justice League will also be shown in the lead-up to the movie’s hyped up release. We literally have a little over a month before Justice League hits theaters all over the world so keep an eye out on all the Mercedes commercials featuring our favorite superhero in the coming weeks. The first one, called “Hard to Resist,” has already aired, and we can see it in all its glory in the video below.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R Is So Cool It Received A Leading Role in Next Transformers Movie
It’s been only a couple of weeks since Mercedes unleashed the AMG GT R, and the track-ready coupe has already booked a leading role in the next Transformers flick, one of the most anticipated films of 2017. The news comes straight from director Michael Bay, who posted a photo of a GT R with a special paint job on his blog. The picture was captioned "Drift," which suggests that the AMG GT R will play the role of Autobots member Drift.
There’s no additional information about the movie-prepped GT R outside Bay’s image, but the car appears to sport the standard features save for the two-tone livery. Finished mostly in black, the sports car has bright-red stripes on its lower body, as well as red accents on the front bumper, front fenders, side mirrors, rear wing, and wheels.
Drift will join other confirmed vehicular cast members, including Hound, Crosshairs, Sqweeks, Barricade, and Bumblebee. The AMG GT R is also the sixth vehicle confirmed for the upcoming Transformers and joins the Oshkosh Defense Medium Tactical Vehicle (Hound), Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Crosshairs), a Vespa scooter (Sqweeks), Ford Mustang police car (Barricade), and, of course, a yellow-and-black 2016 Chevrolet Camaro as Bumblebee.
Filming for the Transformers: The Last Knight movie started earlier in the summer and is scheduled to hit movie theaters on June 23, 2017. It’s the fifth installment in the franchise series and it could be the last to be directed by Michael Bay.
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