There has been tons of speculation around which trailers will occupy the prime real estate in front of the year’s most anticipated summer film, Warner Bros. The Dark Knight. Many had concurred up to this point that WB would be stupid not to launch a teaser for next year’s mammoth comic adaptation Watchmen — and it appears that Warner Bros. agrees.
Our friends over at Coming Soon have confirmed that Warner Bros. will run three trailers from their upcoming slate in front of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins follow-up. According to their report, fans can expect to see the first teaser trailer for the aforementioned Watchmen, which will release on March 6, 2009 and is directed by 300′s Zack Snyder. They can also expect to see a teaser for McG’s Terminator Salvation, which is due out on May 22, 2009. And finally, fans should see a trailer for Ridley Scott’s thriller Body of Lies, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe and hits theaters on October 10, 2008.
That said, Harry Potter fans may have to wait until the release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on August 15 to see a first trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, but even that is not certain.
Either way, if you really needed another reason to buy tickets to see The Dark Knight on July 18th, there you have it. If you need any other reasons beyond this and my review of the film, please let us know so that we can arrange for you to be on the recieving end of a swift kick to the groin. Seriously.