Marvel comics had their webcast today where they discussed their fourth quarter and full year operating results, including the fact that the trailer for TIH will be released sometime in March - although they didn't hint what films the trailer would be attached to.
Marvel also revealed some updated information about their upcoming in-house and licensed film projects (including The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Punisher: War Zone), as well as updating the status of some of their upcoming animated and stage projects.
Marvel's Chairman, Morton Handel, commented, "Marvel's Q4 and full year 2007 operating results reflected strong global demand for consumer products and entertainment based on our characters. We look forward to building on our success with the launch of our self-produced feature film slate and the debut of our first two feature films - Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk - this summer. Consumer excitement surrounding these projects is already significant and growing. Our approach to feature film production is an important new business opportunity for our company. The film slate will provide global exposure for our characters and the Marvel brand and drive growth across our businesses."
Feature Film Projects Being Developed by Marvel - partial list
Iron Man - Scheduled for May 2, 2008 release
The Incredible Hulk - Scheduled for June 13, 2008 release
Ant-Man - Writer/director engaged
Captain America - Writer engaged
Thor - Writer engaged
The Avengers - 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) - 26, 30-minute episodes airing internationally
The Spectacular Spider-Man (Sony) - In development; US distribution agreement with Kids' WB; scheduled for Spring 2008 release.
Wolverine and the X-Men (First Serve Toonz) - 26, 30-minute episodes in development; scheduled for Spring 2009 release.
Iron Man (Method Films) - 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 2007-2008 Video Game Releases
Iron Man (Sega) - Scheduled for release Friday, May 2, 2008.
The Incredible Hulk (Sega) - Scheduled for release Tuesday, June 3, 2008.