‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Viral Content Points to Magneto as JFK’s Killer

By November 26, 2013


Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past is 20th Century Fox’s attempt at going big, Marvel-style. As you’re aware, the film brings together casts from the original X-Men trilogy and Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class in a time travel story that puts the future of mutant-kind up for grabs.

Back when Matthew Vaughn was going to direct this film (he dropped down to producer and Singer took over the director’s chair), Vaughn wanted to open this sequel with a plot point that featured Magneto (Michael Fassbender) being responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (The anniversary of the real event just happened last week.) Magneto would have been angry that Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world during the Cuban Missile Crisis without even mentioning the mutants’ involvement – remember, this was the climactic set piece in X-Men: First Class – and that would have given him a motive for the assassination.

We’re not certain if this plot point will still come up in the film (they sort of have their hands full with all the time travel and everything), but an interesting piece of viral marketing has just emerged that incorporates Vaughn’s idea. Check it out below:

Find out more at TheBentBullet.com, and X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23rd, 2014.

(h/t FirstShowing)

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