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

by Cain Rodriguez
November 26, 2013 9:26 AM
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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]

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  • Glass | November 26, 2013 7:36 PMReply

    I know it was 50 years ago, but isn't this kinda f'd up? It's like Star Trek having Khan travel back in time and blow up the twin towers or something.

  • Piotr | November 26, 2013 10:08 PM

    Who knows, in 50 years just such a Star Trek-meets-9/11 movie might exist!

  • Brandt | November 26, 2013 3:21 PMReply

    JFK was a dangerous man. He tried to pull the curtains back to let us see the light of a transparent government and lost his life fighting for the freedoms of every last American. I paid homage to the greatest President to ever grace the Oval Office today on the Anniversary of his death at

  • That Kid | November 26, 2013 11:15 AMReply

    Hmmm...I'm gonna guess Mystique impersonated Oswald and Magneto was there in case she missed. I think that sounds about right

  • KT | November 26, 2013 11:11 AMReply

    ... So, if Magneto altered the trajectory of the bullet then who or what was the sniper even aiming at to begin with?


  • Piotr | November 26, 2013 10:07 PM

    Manipulating the trajectory of the bullet would explain Kennedy's wounds. Remember that Oswald was technically behind him, but Kennedy's head went… say it with me now… "back and to the left." Oswald could still have been shooting at Kennedy, but for all we know he might have missed. Magneto helped the shot find its mark and then some.

  • KT | November 26, 2013 12:12 PM


    I see what you mean now. We're probably not getting the whole picture.

  • tristan eldritch | November 26, 2013 11:36 AM

    No plot-hole as far as I can see - the sniper could have been aiming at Kennedy, but if Magneto guided the bullet to its target he would still be guilty of murder.

  • JJ | November 26, 2013 11:05 AMReply

    I'm thinking this will probably play a huge part in the story of the film. I mean, if it's public knowledge that a mutant killed the president, then that is probably one of the reasons for the entire protect-people-from-mutants/Sentinel programme.

    I like the idea of Magneto controlling that bullet. It's pretty twisted.

  • Comedian | November 26, 2013 10:26 AMReply

    Watchmen did it first.

  • concerned citizen kane | November 26, 2013 10:05 AMReply

    this is the dumbest, saddest thing. this is tarantino's revisionist history taken to an absurd extreme. Fox Marketing appropriating a tragedy for the sake of relevance. Exploiting the lingering confusion surrounding JFK's death, around the 50th anniversary, just to connect artificial dots and selling seats. despicable.

  • Piotr | November 26, 2013 10:05 PM

    Disagree! I think it's genius. You want to talk "appropriating a tragedy for the sake of relevance," take a look at every single channel on your television this week and last. Non-stop 24 hour JFK programming. This little X-Men clip is a very clever appropriation of the well-known "magic bullet" theory of JFK's assassination. It's nifty!

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