words: Bill, photos: Audi of America, Paramount Pictures, Marvel
In what has to be the most anticipated movie in years, Avengers: Endgame is finally here. I have an unpopular confession to make: I am not a superhero fan…at all. I get the Marvel & DC Comics universes mixed up all the time much to the dismay of my teen sons. I am, however, a big Audi fan. The only reason I watched Iron Man was to see the R8 (which was new at the time).
And then I saw Iron Man 2…
And then I saw Iron Man 3…
Anyway, Road Show by CNET caught up with Avengers: Endgame‘s Brie Larson recently and they talked about the movie and the Audi e-tron. Here are a few snippets of the interview:
Roadshow: Your “Debriefing” spot was a fun way to get Carol up to speed with the times. But Carol can fly. So I have to ask, what features in the E-Tron would entice her to stay on the ground and drive?
Brie Larson: Well, the car can actually go really fast. I think that’s the key point, is if the car couldn’t go super, super fast-paced and have great pickup, then I don’t think she would be as interested in it. But it’s a great way for her to transport friends; you know, she can only carry one person at a time. So being able to drive around with a car full of people I’m sure would be an important aspect.
Have you driven any other EVs? Or have you had any experience with other electric vehicles so far? Do you own one?
I do. I have an electric car right now. And I’ll be getting this car [the E-Tron] pretty soon. But it’s really, really important to me. Once electric cars were available, I did my research on them. And I just found it to be undeniable: The importance on the impact of the planet, from an environmental standpoint — and also just from a human being standpoint — to get out of the way of fossil fuels and the things that we’re arguing over on a global scale.
You can read the rest of the interview HERE.
I am excited about Avengers: Endgames though. I just bought 4 tickets to the movie for Saturday morning at 8AM. It seems like a lot of other people are excited to see the movie also hence the early screen time. 8AM Saturday morning is not a great time for me but for a chance to see Tony Stark and the new Audi e-tron GT concept? I would get up at 4am on a Sunday morning.
There is a great article in the Q2_2019 issue of quattro Magazine (pg. 60) by Aaron Plante. It’s titled Audi and Marvel: A Dynamic Duo. It’s an in-depth look at the partnership between Audi and Marvel Studios. For a non superhero fan like me, I found it fascinating and very informative.
For the last several weeks, I have been bombarded with Marvel and Avengers: Endgame thanks to my sons and the endless coverage of the movie. Could my love for Audi turn into a love (or at least, respect) of all things Marvel? I’ll let you know around noon on Saturday.