Director James Mangold Reveals List Of Films That Influenced THE WOLVERINE

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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Happy11 - 3/3/2013, 9:19 AM
I really hope this is the wolverine we have been waiting for.
Anton - 3/3/2013, 9:19 AM
This movie will shock everyone by its greatness.
Anton - 3/3/2013, 9:22 AM
Also, yeah, the list of movies is great (never saw a couple of them, definitely will watch soon), you can say that Mangold chose a very dark direction for this story.
TheSuperguy - 3/3/2013, 9:23 AM
He was also inspired by films that never had trailers...
poop23 - 3/3/2013, 9:27 AM
ahahaha ^ too true
jimoakley666 - 3/3/2013, 9:29 AM
Some [frick]ing good movies listed there. China Town, Josey Wales amd Black Narcissus really standing out.
RadicalDuck - 3/3/2013, 9:31 AM
Cool stuff...haven't seen any of them but still...
FightAs0ne - 3/3/2013, 9:35 AM
Now give us a trailer..
RamonSuarez - 3/3/2013, 9:35 AM
Looks like Wolverine will be a modern day Ronin just the way he was always supposed to be.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 3/3/2013, 9:35 AM
so from that it should be one DOPE ASS MOVIE
hayyam - 3/3/2013, 9:36 AM
Hell yeah Wong Kar Wai
FOOM - 3/3/2013, 9:38 AM
Hope this is great. We've endured too many years of CBM Wolverine mediocrity to be let down again.
MisterNiceGuy - 3/3/2013, 9:39 AM
How anybody still has faith in these movies is beyond me..
RorMachine - 3/3/2013, 9:40 AM
I've seen 5 of em, but only actually guessed 4 on Twitter! Didn't cop that final one was from Shane.
FilmDork1221 - 3/3/2013, 9:40 AM
When is the trailer arriving?? I think it's the end of March but I might be wrong, beginning of April??
AsianVersionOfET - 3/3/2013, 9:43 AM
Chinatown? Holy [frick]! Sweeeeet!
HellsHammer - 3/3/2013, 9:44 AM
Best be good
ManOfKrypton - 3/3/2013, 9:44 AM
These are some great films to draw inspiration from... I'm starting to have high hopes for this.
WEJAlen20 - 3/3/2013, 9:45 AM
All great films I used to watch with my Dad
skidz - 3/3/2013, 9:46 AM
'Shane' and 'The Outlaw Jose Wales' make sense. 'The French Connection' and 'Chinatown' are a little surprising (I haven't seen either of them, much to my chagrin). The others ring of authenticity in terms of the movies' environmental tone.
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 3/3/2013, 9:50 AM
Checked them all out on IMDb, rated pretty well
InfiniteMonkey - 3/3/2013, 9:52 AM
From the list, it looks to be good but, yeah, that's all "looks."
I'll wait till the reviews are in, wait a tick-I'll wait till the numbers are in.
Reviews don't mean shit anymore.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 3/3/2013, 9:52 AM
skidz chinatown and the french connection are awesome films
DrDoom - 3/3/2013, 9:53 AM
Wow, he really needs to use films he's been 'influenced' by to try and sell his movie?

This is going to be a disaster.
GodzillaKart - 3/3/2013, 10:04 AM
@AcidicHeart: Thank you for the dumbest comment I've read in days.
AsianVersionOfET - 3/3/2013, 10:09 AM
@AcidicHeart, every director draws inspiration from at least one thing. No movie is COMPLETELY original. And I wouldn't say he's trying to sell his movie by saying what he was inspired by, I think he's just saying that so we can get an idea of what it'll be like in our heads. Just my opinion.
jerryblake - 3/3/2013, 10:14 AM
my ignorance is starting to terrifying me ...
didn't saw any of these movies.

and the last foreign movie I saw was Chaser and I Saw The Devil.
And Hwanghae.

Love Memories of Murder. Best of all.
Anton - 3/3/2013, 10:14 AM
Your comment is one of the most stupid things I've ever read on CBM.
Horsemanofwar - 3/3/2013, 10:16 AM
@Happy11 - So does everyone I think.:)
Grievo - 3/3/2013, 10:18 AM
Yeah, I remember being really stoked for the last Wolverine film, which also listed "Josey Wales" as its top influence. I have no faith in this. My ultimate hope is that this movie sucks so hard that Fox finally realizes Jackman is a crap Wolverine. Yes, I understand he played an excellent, effeminate, loving daddy figure, jazz hands Hugh Jackman in 4 other X films, but he's never played Wolverine. And btw, the fact that they haven't yet released a trailer means the studio knows this movie sucks.
HavocPrime - 3/3/2013, 10:19 AM

Quite a few directors come out and say what has influenced them, Nolen has done so for his Batman flicks so it doesn't mean the film will be bad.
Murr3n - 3/3/2013, 10:27 AM
I would love to see Old Man Logan with Jack Nicholson!
AlSimmons - 3/3/2013, 10:33 AM
"Shaaayyy-yaaannnnnnneee! Come back Shaaaane!"
Sephiroth - 3/3/2013, 10:33 AM
My most anticipated CBM of the year...can't wait! I really have high hopes for this film (If this movie sucks I will NEVER trust a Fox CBM again).
jerryblake - 3/3/2013, 10:35 AM

Old Man Logan with Eastwood
jerryblake - 3/3/2013, 10:36 AM
or Harvey Keitel
TonyChu - 3/3/2013, 10:36 AM
I just want a [frick]ing teaser trailer.
jerryblake - 3/3/2013, 10:49 AM

this guy is on steroids
Valandil - 3/3/2013, 11:02 AM
This means nothing.
NeoBaggins - 3/3/2013, 11:12 AM
Director James Mangold Reveals List Of Films That Influenced THE WOLVERINE?

Nice try, not reading. I'll judge the film.
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