Today we have word that Marvel has filed for 11 trademarks under the title, applying the name to everything from jewlery, beverages, cosmetics, furniture, computer games, fabrics, foods, and paper goods.
These trademark applications don't give us any clues on when production may begin, but they wouldn't go through all this trouble if the movie wasn't happening. The comic book debuted in 1969 and follows a group of aliens, each the last of their own kind, who assemble on Earth to defend the planet from an imminent attack.
No screenwriter or director is attached to the project yet. Marvel Studios is currently in production on Iron Man 3, with Thor 2 and Captain America 2 coming up next. The studio still hasn't revealed which new stand-alone property will come next. Guardians of the Galaxy, The Inhumans, Ant-Man, Black Panther, S.H.I.E.L.D., Iron Fist, and Doctor Strange are the properties currently in active development at Marvel Studios.