To coincide with the film's debut (and highlight its product placement), Audi had the film's directors Anthony and Joe Russo direct this promotional clip entitled "The Chase" and starring the aforementioned SQ7. Given the hodgepodge of US and German license plates, it's hard to tell where the scene is supposed to take place, much less draw conclusions over the SQ7's arrival, but we remain hopeful just the same.
The minute-and-a-half version is online only, but a 30-second spot will be hitting the airwaves this month before the movie hits theaters on May 6. Until then – and the hopeful arrival of the new performance crossover in North American showrooms – this will just have to hold us over, so sit back and enjoy.
April 18, 2016 | HERNDON, Virginia
- Audi teams with Marvel Entertainment for May 6 release of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War
- Featured models include the all-new 2017 Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe, 2017 Audi SQ7, 2017 A4 and 2016 A7 Sportback
- Audi to release global advertising and marketing campaign to support the film
Audi and Marvel Entertainment team up once again for the release of Marvel's newest blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War, set to be released in the U.S. on May 6, 2016. The collaboration continues the Audi brand's commitment to one of Hollywood's biggest franchises and its passionate fans.
After nearly a decade of successful collaborations, the Audi and Marvel alliance remains strong. Multiple models from the luxury carmaker are featured in the film with a robust association that includes an advertising and marketing campaign kicking off with the World Premiere in Los Angeles.
Released today, the campaign includes an exclusive digital video called "The Chase," directed by the film's directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Audi excites the Marvel universe by previewing a pivotal scene featuring the all-new Audi SQ7. Additionally, the campaign will include a 30-second commercial which will begin airing globally mid-April.
"Even as the mighty Avengers break into Civil War, their affinity for best-in class, high performance and state of the art technology in their vehicles ties them together," said Loren Angelo, Director of Marketing, Audi of America. "Audi is excited to be a mainstay for the Marvel franchise and to support their cast of Super Heroes with a fleet of superior Audi vehicles."
While the Avengers' universe is fractured as we know it, Audi supports Super Heroes on both sides of the divide with all-new models. Captain America, played by Chris Evans, debuts the all-new Audi SQ7, while his current adversary, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) finds himself once again behind the wheel of the all-new Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe supercar.
"We're always trying to ride the line in these movies between something that is set in our real, present day world, but at the same time feels special and forward thinking - just a little out of reach. So to be able to work with a company like Audi and have access to their current models and their most advanced designs, it helps us strike that right balance between real world and the future." says Anthony Russo, who directed the film along with his brother Joe Russo.
Making its Hollywood debut is the Audi prologue show car as the model of choice for Chadwick Boseman's character, Black Panther/T'Challa. Emily VanCamp as Agent 13 sports the all-new Audi A4 and Zemo, played by Daniel Brühl, drives the A7 Sportback.