The Wolverine was released in cinemas this week, becoming the latest entry in the highly enjoyable X-Men film franchise that first appeared on screen in 2000 and kickstarted the ongoing comic book adaptation trend. It serves as a sequel to 2006s X-Men: The Last Stand and sees Hugh Jackman portray the titular character for the sixth time (and for the second time in a stand-alone film, after 2009s X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Elements of the film tie into X-Men: Days of Futures Past, the upcoming release that will link the 60s-set X-Men: First Class (a prequel released in 2011) with the series original three entries (X-Men, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand) through a time travel-orientated storyline, mixing the likes of Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Whilst an interesting idea on paper (and one which will almost certainly make for a good film giving the calibre of the actors and director attached), the connection adds to a number of plot discrepancies and continuity errors, both minor and major, that the series convoluted chronology has already created. Eight of these shall be looked at on the subsequent pages of this article. Note that that entry #8 contains spoilers from The Wolverines post-credits scene, so if you are not yet familiar with this, you should skip directly to entry #7 by adding a /3 to the end of the article's URL.