James Mangold reveals the films that have influenced The Wolverine

When it comes to the X-Men franchise, much of the talk lately has revolved around next year's mutant epic X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will see Bryan Singer (Jack the Giant Slayer) bringing together the casts of X-Men: First Class and the original X-Men trilogy, but before we get to that, Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) is set to don the adamantium claws again this year for the solo sequel The Wolverine.

We're still waiting to see the first trailer from the film (which is expected to arrive alongside G.I. Joe: Retaliation this month), but in the meantime, director James Mangold (Knight and Day) has taken to Twitter to reveal what films have influenced his adaptation of the classic 1982 comic book series...

Chunking Express (1994, dir. Kar Wai Wong)

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976, dir. Clint Eastwood)

The Samurai Trilogy (1954-56, dir. Hiroshi Inagaki)

Floating Weeds (1959, dir. Yasujirô Ozu)

Black Narcissus (1947, dir.
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