I've been skimming various thread and I wanted to make one dedicated to this topic, since I think it spans a variety of threads yet is its own creature. A lot of concerns have arisen concerning the continuity in the newest X-Men films, what with Havok being older then Cyclops and active nearly 50 years prior to the beginning of the other films. Mystique and Beast all seem to be in their early sixties by many's account if you look at the timeline. But I think the conundrum that many of us are overlooking is that the X-Men's mythology, especially that of Magneto, is firmly rooted in a historical event that with every passing year, we grow further from -- The Holocaust. The comics have treated this as a wink-wink-let's-nobody-talk-about-it plot hole in terms of how Xavier and Magneto, both in their 20s in the 50s, are somehow still vibrant, young men fighting for the cause of mutants everywhere. I feel that Singer and Vaughn aren't being given enough credit in trying to untie this rather larger continuity snappoo without totally trashing these characters and their origins -- as I could see many (including myself) crying sacrilege if somehow Magneto's Holocaust origins were somehow changed to say -- Darfur -- much like Tony Stark's Vietnam became Afghanistan in the Iron Man movies. In the movies, you can't do what Claremont's X-Men relaunch did and have Magneto revitalized and made younger by some convenient mutant mishap. How does X-Men: First Class handle this? And how will future X-Men movies have to grapple with the issues of Magneto's age, the continuity of comics versus that of the realistic timeline of where the world's at now? Ten years from now, how do you make an X-Men movie? Does this change your opinion concerning continuity errors?