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MARVEL'S “AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON” CHOOSES JANKEL


May 12, 2015

Jankel brings real solutions to Marvel Studios                                  

Duncan, South Carolina Jankel, a leading provider of protected and tactical vehicles to military, government and aid agencies throughout the world, is delighted to be working with Marvel and the Avengers film franchise.   Following on from a successful partnership in previous Marvel films, Jankel was once again approached by Marvel Studios to supply several vehicles to Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. The studio wanted to include genuine military vehicles within the film to create an authentic look and feel on screen. Jankel supplied six vehicles for filming purposes.   As a leading manufacturer of light tactical vehicles, Jankel had several variants within its fleet that were suitable for use in the movie. The hero vehicle was built on Jankel’s Pegasus ‘Special Operations Vehicle’, which is based on the Jeep J8; a heavily modified militarised platform suitable for a variety of roles including patrol and surveillance missions. Marvel’s team also used Jankel Fox vehicles – long range patrol variants, offering the most customisable, lightweight, all-terrain platform in its class. “Working with a movie studio was an exciting experience for Jankel” commented Mark Mackenzie, Head of Jeep Business “Our vehicles are deployed in some of the most challenging environments in the world and Marvel’s requirements represented new ways of testing our capability”.   Andrew Jankel, Chairman continued “Jankel is known for its problem solving skills. When Marvel approached us to supply movie vehicles they certainly gave us a new build task, but as always Jankel was up for the challenge.”   “We always look to work with authentic suppliers wherever possible” Commented Jeremy Latcham, Executive Producer “When Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron required light military vehicles Jankel was the obvious choice to partner with, providing two variants that fitted the specifications perfectly.”
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Avengers: Age of Ultron © 2015 MARVEL
Avengers: Age of Ultron © 2015 MARVEL

About Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America.  Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015 About Marvel Entertainment:  Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit marvel.com.  © 2015 MARVEL