We now know when you can expect your first glimpse at Hugh Jackman and his adamantium claws once again. 20th Century Fox has confirmed that the first trailer for Wolverine will be shown in theaters on Friday, December 12, before Fox's The Day the Earth Stood Still. The traielr will likely debut online sometime shortly thereafter.

The film, which stars Hugh Jackman, Liev Schrieber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.i.am, Danny Huston and Dominic Monaghan, will kick off the summer movie season on May 1, 2009.

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Leading up to the events of X-Men, Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.