Marvel Studios is using not one but two Corvettes in two highly anticipated releases. Captain America: The Winter Soldier which is due April of 2014 and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be on televisions this fall or mid-season. The all new Corvette Stingray was sighted on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and a (I’m guessing) 1961/62 Corvette used in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Here’s the press on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:
“Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). ”
Here’s the preview:
From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” pilot co-writers (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”); Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”); and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville”) comes Marvel’s first TV series. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.” – – ABC Television
There isn’t much available on Captain America: The Winter Soldier other than fuzzy photos and tidbits from here and there. I have no idea what the Corvette Stingray will be used for – BUT – can you think of a more ‘Merican ride than the new Corvette Stingray?
Now, I know Marvel had a deal with Acura (which is pretty apparent when you look at the last batch of Marvel films) and there is no word on anything changing for the moment. I would assume that GM, after being smart by being tied to Transformers, knows a thing or two about product placement. Let’s face it, comic-book movies are (potentially) big bucks and massive recognition.
I love comic-book movies, when they’re done properly. I would love to see Ol’ Cap chasing Tony Stark’s Audi in a Stingray one day.