Mercedes-Benz vehicles will join the League alongside Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash as they race to save the planet from an alien assault of catastrophic proportions
Accompanying DC’s most iconic heroes on the big screen, the new E-Class Cabriolet, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo with its new interior developed for this film, and the G-Class 4×42 will play an integral role in this epic action adventure. Mercedes-Benz will set up a substantial marketing campaign around the film’s theatrical release, including a 30-second TV commercial, print, online and OOH advertising. Activations on social media will also be launching and—for the first time—six exclusive digital comic stories for Mercedes-Benz’ Instagram channels, developed in cooperation with DC‘s Custom Creative Studio. The TV commercial launches on October 6 in the U.S., Europe and China. The first digital comic will release on 20 October on Instagram, with all other stories following in quick succession.
“With Justice League, we found the perfect partner to highlight our current vehicles as well as communicate the fascination of our brand. The E-Class Cabriolet is a natural fit for Wonder Woman. And who other than Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, would be more inclined to drive a car like the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo? We are therefore very excited to partner with Warner Bros. Pictures on this much-anticipated movie as we reach out to as many people as possible with a creative and innovative campaign,” said Dr. Jens Thiemer, Vice President Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet premieres on the silver screen as the vehicle driven by Diana Prince. Better known to the world through her Super Hero identity, Wonder Woman, Diana takes the E-Cabriolet for a ride on a mission to speak with Victor Stone, aka Cyborg. An additional automotive highlight in the film is the appearance of the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo as Bruce Wayne’s vehicle of choice when he drops in on Barry Allen, aka The Flash, to recruit him into the League.
Initially revealed to the public in 2013, the Mercedes-Benz Design team has developed a fully fleshed-out interior with illuminated elements, racing seats and a virtual dashboard section for the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo for Justice League production purposes. Filming required the whole vehicle to be enlarged to 110% compared to its predecessor, in order to accommodate seating the film’s impressive 6ft. 3 ½ in./191cm tall Bruce Wayne while maintaining its sleek-looking low roofline.
“As a designer you have to create fantasy, so we often get inspired by the film industry. I am excited that this time, the film industry was inspired by us and our Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo became the car for a super hero. Extreme proportions, sensual contours amid intelligently implemented high tech blend to form a breathtaking body and the perfect car for Bruce Wayne.” said Gordon Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG.
An extensive “Making of” featurette provides film and comic fans with an exclusive behind-the scenes look at the film shoot, highlighting the main Mercedes-Benz vehicles and the tremendous effort that was necessary in order to build up the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo new interior for its big screen debut.