Director James Mangold Reveals List Of Films That Influenced THE WOLVERINE

On his official Twitter account, director James Mangold has revealed a list of ten movies that inspired/influenced The Wolverine, which is based on the celebrated comic book arc and once again features Hugh Jackman as the title character. More after the jump...


As we wait for the official first trailer for The Wolverine, director James Mangold has been updating his Twitter profile with some cool behind-the-scenes photos. Now, he revealed a list of films that influenced his take on the popular character. Check it out below:

1. Chungking Express



2. The Outlaw Josey Wales



3. Samurai Trilogy



4. Floating Weeds



5. Black Narcissus




6. Happy Together




7. 13 Assassins



8. French Connection



9. Chinatown



10. Shane


Directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto and Svetlana Khodchenkova, The Wolverine is set to hit theatres on July 26, 2013.

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

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