It is highly doubtful that the lack of publicity has anything to do with that. You said it yourself. there are about nine months to go before it even has the possibility of being seen! I've asked this before and nobody has answered. For those who are eager for posters and the like, what possible difference would it make to you if you got a teaser or anything else? There's no way anything particularly informative would be released yet. At the most, it might be a black poster with the right fot for the title shown on it. How would that change how great the product could be? They're working on the film and that's how it should be. I actually found the last film to be fairly entertaining, but most people didn't - and they released tons of pictures and the like before that was released, which a large number of people felt hyped up by, only to be disappointed by. Why would you want to go through that again? I say, it'll be ready when it's ready. Why rush them? Finish the editing process first. If they have to go through the entire picture to tint it in some way (much like 'Underworld' and 'The Matrix' did), then they aren't going to have many finished images for a long while. Please, just wait. Don't judge it by how many posters you see. That's why we get so many superficial films now.