Originally Posted by danoyse
There's no reason to mention it. It had nothing to do with the story.
The cure would have taken away Logan's healing factor. It would be gone (if it worked) for good. Yashida didn't want Logan to take a cure to make his healing factor go away, he wanted Logan to give the healing factor to him so he wouldn't die.
Logan didn't want a cure. He wasn't looking for one, and where he has at the start of the film had nothing to do with the cure.
exactly whey they should have mentioned the cure; they had been looking for Logan a year. The Wolverine
takes place one year after the events of X3. That means they started looking for Logan around the time the cure was big news.
There's obviously a connection there.
The reason they probably start looking for him at that point
and not sooner was because Yashida probably feared that he may loose the chance to get Logans powers because Yashida, at that point had no idea, if Logan had taken the cure or not and was scared he may have lost the opportunity to acquire his life long ambition of achieving immortality.
His search for Logan at that point was probably spurred on by the wide spread media coverage of mutants becoming human, thanks to the cure.