There are so many superhero movies coming out soon it can be hard to keep track. Starting in May with Guardians of The Galaxy, there’s going to be a Marvel movie released about every three months until July of 2018. For even the most hardcore fans it can be difficult to keep track of everything that’s coming out. Hopefully this guide will help explain when these movies are going to be released and when we can expect the next batch of trailers to drop. Since studios like to hype films that are coming soon in the trailers before films that are currently in theaters, we’ll have to look first at the premiere dates for the trailers that have already been released.
With Guardians of the Galaxy only a few weeks away, it’s been hard to avoid the trailers and TV Spots, but the first teaser trailer was released back in December of 2016. The Spider-man: Homecoming trailer was released a few days after Guardians on December 9th and will hit theaters in early July. The most recent trailer was released on April 10th, 2017 for Thor: Ragnarok, which is scheduled for release in early November, and broke records for the most viewed trailer.
Marvel’s trailer release schedule has been fairly predictable and, with so many films on the horizon, it makes it easier to figure out when trailers for their upcoming films will be released. However, Black Panther is a bit tricky to figure out because Marvel Studios has never released a film in February. Since production recently wrapped, my best guess is that it’s unlikely a trailer will accompany Spider-man: Homecoming in July. However, since Homecoming is sure to bring in a big crowd, I wouldn’t be surprised Marvel pushes a trailer through quickly in order to run it in front of what’s sure to be one of the biggest movies of the summer. So my final verdict is that if we’re lucky we might see a trailer for Black Panther in late June or early July but defiantly by late August or September.
After Black Panther is perhaps one of the largest films ever made, Avengers: Infinity War, which is a culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be released in early May of 2018. Previous May releases have premiered trailers in either November or December so it’s quite likely we’ll get our first glimpse of the next Avengers film in time for Thor: Ragnarok in November but since it’s such a big film, I wouldn’t be surprised if they have to push it until February with Black Panther.
The last film before the 8 month wait for Captain Marvel is Ant-man and the Wasp which will hit theaters in July of 2018. According to what we’ve already seen, Spider-man: Homecoming which will be released in July a year earlier, had its first trailer debut in December and the trailer for the original Ant-Man, which also came out in July, premiered in January. This means we can probably expect a trailer for Ant-man and the Wasp in November or December of 2018 which will allow it to be shown in theaters with the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and we know how much Disney loves their cross promotion.
The trailers we have so far:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Releases May 5th, 2017
Spider-man: Homecoming – Releases July 7th, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok – Releases November 3rd, 2017
When we can expect trailers for upcoming films:
Black Panther – Releases February 16th, 2018
- Possible trailer in late June/early July but definitely by August or September
Avengers: Infinity War – Releases May 4th, 2018
- Expected trailer possibly in early November but definitely by February
Ant-Man and the Wasp – Releases July 6th, 2018
- Expected trailer most likely by mid-December of 2017