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'Wolverine' Trailer Arriving in March with 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

Director James Mangold's The Wolverine is the next step in 20th Century Fox's campaign to rekindle fans' faith in the franchise, after the one-two punch of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine wasted much of the good will earned by director Bryan Singer's previous two installments. Mangold and Hugh Jackman's 'definitive' take on the character aims to keep the momentum of X-Men: First Class going, setting the stage for Singer's ambitious followup X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Speculation about how Wolverine connects to Days of Future Past on a narrative level - coupled with general interest in seeing Logan's dangerous trip to Japan - has only elevated demand for a trailer even higher. Well, it seems that an official preview is arriving at last, but not as soon as everyone has been led to believe.

Two weeks ago, reports began circulating that a Wolverine trailer would, in fact, be premiering online February 12th (today, at the time of writing this). It seemed a reasonable proposition, what with X-Men movie studio 20th Century Fox's A Good Day to Die Hard opening this weekend - and, thus, providing an excellent vehicle for launching the teaser in theaters, given that both films are gunning for the same male demographic's attention at the box office.

However, that was before Mangold Tweeted the following:

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'Wolverine' Trailer Arriving in March with 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'