When will the first trailer for Captain Marvel release? Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's Marvel Studios movie is due to release in March next year, but aside the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War the marketing push for Carol Danvers' solo movie has yet to begin. It's normal for a studio to begin the marketing push for a blockbuster some seven or eight months before theatrical release, and with the film well into production, that means MCU fans are expecting a Captain Marvel trailer to drop fairly soon.
There's a lot of excitement about next year's Captain Marvel. It's the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to star a female superhero, with Marvel hoping Brie Larson's titular hero will be as successful as DC's Wonder Woman. Kevin Feige gave a sense of just how important Captain Marvel will be when he noted that she's "as powerful a character as we've ever put in a movie." The character is then expected to become a key player in next year's Avengers 4, setting her up for a major role in the post-Phase 3 MCU.
So, about that Captain Marvel trailer. The first Black Panther trailer released on June 9, 2017 ahead of a February 2018 release. Captain Marvel is due to release in March next year, so we've already passed a similar window to Black Panther. Kevin Feige said that the trailer was a "few months" away in June, which means it could be any time now. A September release makes sense, although there's no clear movie to pair a release with.
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It's important to remember that this first trailer will just be a "teaser", meaning it'll be more a taste of the film rather than a proper plot reveal. Nevertheless, Marvel doesn't tend to release even a teaser trailer until they're happy with it, meaning there's surely going to be some visual spectacle.
The Captain Marvel trailer silence is really part of a bigger marketing push by Marvel. The gap between Ant-Man & the Wasp and the next movie is the longest in years, and the future after next year's Spider-Man: Far From Home is a closely guarded secret. This is obviously an effort to let the impact of Avengers: Infinity War sink in. Now it's out on Blu-ray, though, it's about time from a little something more...