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James Mangold Reveals 10 Movies That Inspired THE WOLVERINE

I'm incredibly excited to see what James Mangold and Hugh Jackman are going to give us with The Wolverine. This could be the best vision of Wolverine that we've seen so far. We've heard that this movie is going to be a much more character focused film. I love the tone in the posters and images. This movie looks like it's going to be intense. 

Over the weekend Mangold revealed ten films on his Twitter account that inspired him while making The Wolverine. All I can say is if the movie ends up as good as any of these films, it's going to be amazing!

The Wolverine comes out on July 26th, 2013, and the first trailer will hit later this month so stay tuned! Now look over the list of movies, and let us know what you think!

For those of you who can't name all of the films Mangold included, here ya go...

  1. Chungking Express
  2. The Outlaw Josey Wales
  3. The Samurai Trilogy
  4. Floating Weeds
  5. Black Narcissus
  6. Happy Together
  7. 13 Assassins
  8. The French Connection
  9. Chinatown
  10. Shane

Also starring Will Yun LeeSvetlana KhodchenkovaHiroyuki SanadaHal YamanouchiTao OkamotoRila Fukushima, and Brian TeeThe Wolverine lands in theaters July 26.

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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