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Watch: Magneto Goes On Trial For Assassinating JFK In New Video For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

The Playlist By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist November 26, 2013 at 9:26AM

Last Friday was the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination (check out our feature on 8 movies tackling the subject), an event that even today is a lightning rod for conspiracy hounds everywhere. Who wanted Kennedy killed? How many gunmen were there? Is the single-bullet -- aka the “Magic Bullet” -- theory really the best we could come up with? Leave it to Fox’s marketing department to weave this web of intrigue and paranoia into the world of “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.”
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past Bent Bullet

Last Friday was the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination (check out our feature on 8 movies tackling the subject), an event that even today is a lightning rod for conspiracy hounds everywhere. Who wanted Kennedy killed? How many gunmen were there? Is the single-bullet—aka the “Magic Bullet”—theory really the best we could come up with? Leave it to Fox’s marketing department to weave this web of intrigue and paranoia into the world of “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.”

Back on the eve of the release of 2011’s “X-Men: First Class,” Matthew Vaughn talked up his ideas for a sequel to the prequel, one that included the idea “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.”

While Vaughn never got a chance to implement his plan, it seems that Bryan Singer and company haven’t let that idea go entirely as a viral site and video detailing Magneto’s part in the assassination, one in which the infamous mutant may have been used as a patsy. Watch the video below and visit The Bent Bullet to delve into the mutant conspiracy yourself. [Comic Book Movie]

X-Men: Days Of Future Past Bent Bullet

This article is related to: Michael Fassbender, X-Men: Days of Future Past


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