Magneto killed JFK, according to a new video promoting the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Cashing in on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, the upcoming film is using the event and some clever images to indicate that the mutants from the Marvel comics had something to do with it.
Magneto is one of the greatest villains in Marvel comics, no doubt, right up there with Dr. Doom. Unlike most villains, however, he truly believes he’s doing the right thing, protecting mutants from the uneducated masses of mankind. Magneto has even led the X-Men on occasion at the request of Professor Xavier. His motives are not always clear.
The video that indicates Magneto killed JFK uses some of the same marketing that made Michael Bay’s Transformers famous, using real events to promote a film which reveals a fictional backstory to said event. The Transformers films used the earliest footage from the Mars rover as well as the Moon landing to back up their plot between the Autobots and Decepticons. The assassination of John F. Kennedy is now being used to reveal a fictional backstory in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.
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If you have ever seen the film Wanted with James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, and Morgan Freeman, you know that the concept being explained in the video above has been done before. The idea is that Magneto, or Erik Lehnsherr, took one of the bullets from Lee Harvey Oswalt’s gun and sent it off trajectory toward JFK. This indicates the rifle wasn’t pointed at JFK in the first place, or Oswalt’s aim was off and Magneto corrected it. Either way, Magneto has been implicated in one of the biggest coverups in the US.
What do you think of the X-Men: Days of Future Past promo indicating that Magneto killed JFK? The video indicates that further evidence can be found at bentbullet.com and uses the hashtag #XMEN at the end. X-Men: Days of Future Past is slated to hit theaters May 2014.