Marvel Studios Schedule
Marvel Studios wowed the SDCC '16 crowd with footage from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Doctor Strange. Fortunately, the Doctor Strange trailer was released online but not surprisingly, in keeping with Marvel's m.o., the remaining footage was exclusive for the SDCC crowd. In the days following SDCC '16, I was asked quite often when I thought Marvel might release footage for the other films.
I decided to compile a simple schedule of upcoming films and when to expect their trailers. Keep in mind, this is not a promise or even a prediction. It's just a simple estimation based on Marvel Studios' previous releases schedule. There's always exceptions, and Marvel may choose to deviate from typical patterns for any number of strategic reasons.
2017 also marks the beginning of Marvel Studios releasing 3 films per year. That might shake up their marketing strategy as well. With that being said, here's what it might look like.
Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Trailer 1 - Releases online late October '16.
Doctor Strange Releases November 4th, 2016 - GotGVol2 trailer attached.
Spider-Man: Homecoming - Trailer 1 - Releases online January '17.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Trailer 2 - Releases online March '17.
Spider-Man: Homecoming - Trailer 2 - Releases online April '17.
Thor: Ragnarok - Trailer 1 - Releases online April '17.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Releases May 5, 2017 - T:R and SM:H trailers attached.
Spider-Man: Homecoming - Releases July 7, 2017.
Marvel Studios will have a large presence at Disney's 2017 D23 Expo (July 14-16). I'd expect presentations on Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and maybe more (Captain Marvel concept art?).
Thor: Ragnarok - Trailer 2 - Releases online in late July '17. (Maybe pushed up and attached to SM:H?).
Black Panther - Trailer 1 - Releases online August '17.
Thor: Ragnarok - Releases November 3, 2017.
Black Panther - Trailer 2 - Releases Mid/Late November '17 (Maybe pushed up and attached to T:R?)
Avengers: Infinity War - Releases online October? November? The timing of this trailer is fascinating. How it's handled relative to the timing of the other upcoming films will be interesting.
Ant-Man and the Wasp - Trailer 1 - Releases online in January '18.
Black Panther - Releases February 16, 2018 - AM & TW attached. A:IW, too? Depending when it's first released online?
Avengers: Infinity War - Trailer 2 - Releases online in March '18.
Ant-Man and the Wasp - Trailer 2 - Releases online in April '18.
Avengers: Infinity War - Releases May 4, 2018 - AM & TW Trailer 2 attached.
Ant-Man and the Wasp Releases July 6, 2018.
There's 6 months between Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Once we get to GotGVol2, it will mark the beginning of a span of 6 MCU films in 14 months. We'll then have roughly 8 and 10 months until Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, respectively. Those last 2 films are so far off I left them out of this schedule estimate. This is neither here nor there, but it'll be interesting to see what happens in 2019. After removing Inhumans, there's a spot open in summer or fall for that 3rd film of the year.
There's enormous amount of MCU material on the way, especially when we account for the TV side of things as well. Phase 3 is off to a great start with Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange will shake things up is less than 3 months. The future looks marvelous.