Originally Posted by Nell2ThaIzzay
Kayla was blatantly referenced in The Wolverine, so there's one connection.
Logan's entire WWII arc and bone claws arc are all aspects that were introduced and implemented in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and they were included in The Wolverine expecting the audience to have pre-existing knowledge of these elements. Elements that, in the film universe, can only have come from X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
That movie is very much a part of the timeline.
Yep, both Origins and X3 were reference, Origins was when Logan was trapped by the ninja's at the end was in a dreamlike state, he shouts Kayla and she ays Logan.
I dislike X3, and it wouldnt bother me if Origins was ignored, but both were referenced in The Wolverine quite clearly.