Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote:
Most movies don't get teaser trailers a full year in advance of their release.
Are you sure?
It might be seldom, but The Dark Knight Rises
teaser trailer came out in July 2011 (being attached to Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
). Which is a full year before the release of the film.
If I remember correctly, both teaser trailers for Batman Begins
and The Dark Knight
followed the same pattern. It's not completely uncommon for a summer blockbuster to debut a teaser a year before the release of the film.