Formerly expected to appear before A Good Day to Die Hard this week, the first look at James Mangold's 20th Century Fox film has been billed to arrive in late March, according to ComingSoon.net.
"Tell me you think we're lame after you see the teaser," Mangold wrote on Twitter. "At least then you will be critiquing images from the film, not a marketing window.
"From end of March till release, you'll be saturated. Relax, yuk. I've never found the coolest people are the first to arrive at a party."
Sources have claimed that there is still potential for an earlier arrival of the trailer.
Based on Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's classic miniseries, The Wolverine sees Logan struggling with his isolated life in Japan.
Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee will star in the movie.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation will debut on March 29.
The Wolverine on-set pictures - Photo gallery: