The Wolverine Trailer Won’t Arrive Until Late March

A few news outlets recently reported that the first trailer for James Mangold’s The Wolverine would premiere before A Good Day To Die Hard this week and possibly even on the internet two days before that, on February 12. Mangold took to Twitter recently though to say that those rumours were nothing more than rumours, and fans won’t be seeing the first trailer for the film until sometime in late March.

That comes as disappointing news for fans who thought they’d get their first glimpse at adamantium claws clashing with samurai steel this week. Many flocked to Twitter to publicly let out their frustration at being forced to wait. Mangold signed on himself in an attempt to calm the furor of those fans and defend the relatively late release of the trailer. Check out some of his tweets below.

The trailer is currently slated to make its debut March 29 with the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation. That means there’s only going to be four months between the release of the first footage and the film’s release date. That’s a very short amount of time in this age when we have trailers for trailers. For a bit of comparison, the first trailer for Man Of Steel dropped July 21, 2012, almost 11 months before the film was set to hit theaters.

That being said, the promotion we’ve gotten so far has been excellent. The feudal poster and all the images we’ve seen have really gotten me excited for this film. It’s looking like this could actually be the movie that such a great character has deserved for so long. Then again, the previous X-Men films were bad enough to keep me skeptical and nothing can change that until I see the actual movie. Still, it’s still definitely one of my must-see films of the summer.

The Wolverine hits theaters July 26th. Will you be able to stand the extra wait for the first trailer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.