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See sweded Wolverine trailer James Mangold calls 'fantastic'

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Apr 18, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT

Sweded trailers are a dime a dozen these days, but it’s not often the director being parodied actually gives one a seal of approval. But James Mangold isn’t most directors.

A low-budget remake of the Wolverine trailer recently popped up online, which isn’t much of a surprise, considering it's one of the most anticipated flicks of the year. But the man tasked with making the actual film — James Mangold — has been cool enough to chime in. Mangold has been keeping fans apprised with the latest news on The Wolverine via his Twitter account, but things took a hilarious turn when he tweeted a link to the sweded trailer with a one-word endorsement: “Fantastic.”

Turns out Mangold is right, and the trailer is pretty great. It must be seen for the makeshift Wolverine muttonchops alone. They’re just hideously awesome.

To show how close it comes to Mangold’s actual trailer, here’s the side-by-side comparison:

(Via Collider)