In an interesting move, it was announced today that the first trailer for The Incredible Hulk will arrive in theaters on June 13, and screen in front of prints of the actual film! I kid, I kid. Actually, according to SH, the first trailer for The Incredible Hulk will debut in early March -- most likely in front of 10,000 B.C. (on March 7). Earlier today, we asked you folks why love for the new Hulk film hasn't been as strong as we had all thought. And, as of right now, 44% of you feel it's because the marketing for the film has been way too light thus far. However, perhaps the studio was waiting for The Dark Knight, Iron Man and Indiana Jones to get all their crap out of the way first; maybe they've been itching to drop the full hammer in March all along?
The announcement came as part of Marvel's fourth quarter and full year operating results. Additionally, because of the writer's strike, Marvel says they will only release one in-house film in the latter part of 2009, instead of two (like they're doing this year with Iron Man and Hulk). That film, some suggest, will be the Matthew Vaughn-directed Thor. Or, it could be Ant-Man, Captain America or The Avengers. Yet, Thor seems to be the flick with the most work done already.
Head after the jump for news on the first trailer for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor ...
Over on his official production blog, Mummy 3 director Rob Cohen updated fans on when we could expect to see the first trailer for that film, due out later this summer. He says, "I showed the entire film to Adam Fogelson, Eddie Egan and Frank Chiocchi, the marketing heads, because it is critical they have as much time to work on the film's presentation to you, the audience, as possible. We should have the teaser trailer out within a month and, hopefully, you will find it as exciting as I have dreamt this year of work to be. I will talk to Universal about premiering the teaser here on my blog so that you, who have showed so much interest in my film, will get to see it first. I'll let you know what they say."
As of now, Cohen claims the film runs just over two hours and is excited about screening it for Universal big wigs later this month. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is due out in theaters on August 1.