Variety has confirmed what we hinted at in early December, 2007, the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will be hitting theaters and online next week:
Par will attach the first teaser for “Crystal Skull” to fantasy pic “The Spiderwick Chronicles” on Feb. 14, with the spot to hit the Web shortly thereafter.
Reason for the delay is that the film only recently wrapped, so much of the material that would go into a memorable trailer just wasn’t ready until now.
Awareness and anticipation also is already high for the pic, so producers didn’t feel the need to show too much too soon.
“In the case of Indiana Jones, he’s such a well-known character that it’s not like you have to get out there and introduce something new,” said Spielberg spokesman Marvin Levy. “You tailor the campaign to the material. We also want to keep a lot of the surprises. That’s part of the fun.”
We’ll let you know as soon as the trailer is online, stay tuned!