'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Implicates Magneto in the Killing of JFK
Over two years ago, some brief talk from Simon Kinberg discussed some details about the X-Men: First Class sequel that hadn't yet been revealed to be using the X-Men: Days of Future Past storyline. At the time, he mentioned that the film would open with a revelation about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which happened 50 years ago last Friday. Kinberg said they would reveal that "the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned." Now that little detail has been made more prominent by way of a viral website that makes the fictional plot point seem real. Look!
We're not sure if that means the film won't open with this little plot nugget or not. It could easily be used in some sort of montage showing the passage of some time and significant events that have passed in the years between X-Men: First Class and this sequel, but since the story has to jump from the future featuring the original X-Men cast into the past, that might not be the case either. Anyway, this is still a cool tie-in with real history, especially with the timing of Kennedy's assassination anniversary. Just how does this affect the overall plot of the film? Does it have something to do with the dark future shown in the trailer? We'll see.