Twitter to announce that the rumours were false and the trailer will instead be released at the end of March (with reports suggesting it will be attached to G.I. Joe: Retaliation).
Considering there's just over six months to go until the release of The Wolverine, it is strange that we're yet to see any footage from the film, especially as we've already had one trailer for Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 [see here], and two for Warner Bros.' Superman reboot Man of Steel [see here and here]. The news was met with criticism on Twitter, with Mangold subsequently telling fans "tell me you think we're lame after you see the teaser. At least then you will be critiquing images from the film, not a marketing window" and promising that "from end of March till release, you'll be saturated." We'd like to hope so, because at this rate we might have to wait until we can watch the special features on The Wolverine Blu-ray / DVD release before we get to see this trailer...
Meanwhile, thanks to an image from Toy Fair 2013 (via TheDailySuperHero), we may have a look at how Wolverine's nemesis The Silver Samurai (played by Will Yun Lee; Total Recall) will look in the film, which seems to match quite closely with the on-set spy shot that was snapped last year:
Joining Hugh Jackman and Will Yun Lee in the cast of the Japan-set solo sequel are Brian Tee (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) as Noburo Mori, Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai) as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) as Yashida and Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Viper, while newcomers Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto will potray Yukio and Mariko.
The Wolverine is set to hit cinemas on July 26th.