Explain how the websites have used convergence to increase audience awareness and participation in order to promote and sustain interest in the ﬁlm and/or its franchise. On this site, convergence is seen. The homepage of the site is, simply, a landscape of the teaser poster. This helps to create a sense of intrigue and builds on the iconography of the first film as that had a very similar teaser image. The site plays dramatic music in order to immerse users in the experience of using the site (this is easily mutable as many users may be put off by this). The site also features a global navigation bar that links to pages about other Marvel products, thus helping to join all Marvel brands into one converged brand. This small banner appears near the top of the page, showing news about the film, this helps to get people excited as they can see how others are talking about the film. This banner also features links to the film’s official social media pages, which can be used to keep the film in the users’ minds as the film’s release approaches.
At the side of the site there is a list of links to a number of different areas of the site. The slanted designed of this draws users towards it, keeping them engaged with the site. This first of these links brings up this, which features links to two sites where viewing times can be seen and tickets can be booked. The next link brings up two trailers, which give audiences a peak into what the film will be like. This also features buttons that let the user share the trailer on their social media pages, giving the film positive word-of-mouth before its release. The next allows the user to download the teaser image as a desktop background, phone lockscreen or as a social media header image, giving different size options for each. The next link reveals the film’s synopsis, giving a text-based description of the film, giving more plot details than a trailer might as well as listing actors who are in the film. The final link is to a gallery of posters.