Marvel Entertainment announced its fourth quarter and full year operating results this morning, and with it came the news that you’ll be seeing the first trailer for The Incredible Hulk in early March. Our guess is that it will hit theaters with Warner Bros.’ PG-13 rated 10,000 B.C. on March 7 (if that’s true, make sure you call your theater to see if the trailer is playing with the showtime you’re thinking of attending, as it will likely not be on every screen) and then with the R-rated Universal (the studio releasing “Hulk” in theaters) pic Doomsday on March 14.
Also, it was revealed that, because of the writers strike and possible actors strike, Marvel Studios will have one in-house release in the later part of 2009, instead of two like this year (Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk), but it’s anyone’s guess right not if that is Ant-Man, Captain America, Thor or The Avengers. We have a feeling (again, this is not official) that it will be the Matthew Vaughn-directed Thor, but we’ll see. In 2010 and onward, they expect to release two films per year again.
Here is Marvel’s updated slate of projects:
Feature Film Projects Being Developed by Marvel â€“ partial list
Iron Man, Marvel – Scheduled for May 2, 2008 release
The Incredible Hulk, Marvel – Scheduled for June 13, 2008 release
Ant-Man, Marvel – Writer/director engaged
Captain America, Marvel – Writer engaged
Thor, Marvel – Writer engaged
The Avengers, Marvel – Writer engaged
Licensed Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up
Punisher: War Zone, Lionsgate – Completed principal photography; scheduled for September 12, 2008 release
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Fox – Director engaged; scheduled for May 1, 2009 release
Marvel Character Animated TV Projects
Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes, Moonscoop SAS (France) – 26, 30-minute episodes airing internationally.
Spectacular Spider-Man, Sony – In development; US distribution agreement with Kidsâ€™ WB; scheduled for Spring 2008 release.
Wolverine and the X-Men, First Serve Toonz (India) – 26, 30-minute episodes in development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Iron Man: The Animated Series, Method Films (France) – 26, 30-minute episodes in development; scheduled for Spring 2008 release.
Hulk: The Animated Series, TBD -In development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Super Hero Squad, TBD – In development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Marvel Character Animated Direct-to-DVD Projects
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, Lionsgate – Scheduled for August 2008 release.
Hulk Vs., Lionsgate – Scheduled for January 2009 release.
Thor: Son of Asgard, Lionsgate – Scheduled for September 2009 release.
Planet Hulk, Lionsgate – Scheduled for February 2010 release.
Marvel Character Live Stage Projects
Spider-Man, the Musical, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment
In development/opening date to be determined; Julie Taymor director; music & lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge
Marvel 2007 â€“ 2008 Video Game Releases (Release dates controlled by Publishing partner)
Sega, Iron Man – Scheduled for release Friday, May 2, 2008.
Sega, The Incredible Hulk – Scheduled for release Tuesday, June 3, 2008.
Source: Advanced Dark