'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Implicates Magneto in the Killing of JFK

November 25, 2013
Source: Nerdist

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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!

Viral website The Bent Bullet (via Nerdist) details Magneto's involvement in JFK's death with this video:

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.

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Nice...some might see it as bad taste. I wonder if Oswald was a mega fan of Monroe and after her death he held Kennedy responsible? Que paranoia.

Xerxexx on Nov 25, 2013


That was awesome!

Fidel Reyes on Nov 25, 2013


This is really amazing how they are putting the concept of X-Men more towards real life and reality. Great viral. For those who are saying it's in bad taste with the timing, IT HAPPENED YEARS AGO NOT YESTERDAY! It puts a neat spin on the anniversary of the events. I'm left wondering how this effects the film itself.

Charlie Hard on Nov 25, 2013


Well said.

Xerxexx on Nov 25, 2013


The only person it would be in bad taste to would be Oswald, and who cares?

OfficialJab on Nov 25, 2013


HELL YEAH! Wicked concept. Well executed.

DAVIDPD on Nov 26, 2013


If you go to the actual website there's quite a few things to analyze with pretty cool stuff. Iike the mystery and historical vive

Fidel Reyes on Nov 26, 2013


Finally a plausible magic bullet explanation : ) Anyway I love how some movies take controversial historic events and make their own spin on it.

Armitall on Nov 26, 2013

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