Robert Downey Jr Confirms That the e-tron GT Will Appear in Avengers 4

Since this story was first reported, the trailer for Avengers 4 dropped (embedded below) and the name of the movie was revealed: “Avengers Endgame.”

Audi’s partnership with Marvel continues. Iron Man actor and R8 publicizer, Robert Downey Jr said in a video shown at the LA Auto Show today that the e-tron GT would appear in the fourth installment of the Avengers series.

The revelation came in a post-credits sequence at the end of Audi’s press conference (a knowing nod to Marvel’s habit of inserting Easter eggs at the ends of its films), so apparently, the good people of Audi kept right on working in the MCU despite (spoilers) losing half of their coworkers. An impressively German feat, indeed.

The as of yet unnamed addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is scheduled for release on May 3.

Audi and Marvel have been inseparable since Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr) drove an original R8 in the first Iron Man film, considered the rock on which Marvel built its movie empire.

Although not present at Wednesday’s press conference, Downey Jr was at a special preview event for the e-tron GT that took place shortly before the auto show’s press events started this week.

This isn’t the only Audi-movie star reunion coming next year. A trailer for Spies in Disguise revealed that a character played by Will Smith will drive an Audi product in his next film, the animated Spies in Disguise.

Audi revealed today that the Audi Sport-made e-tron GT concept makes 590 hp and can hit 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. It is a foretaste of a similar model that will launch in two years.