The 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is being given a fictional review as part of the viral marketing for next year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.
As a part of a new viral site called The Bent Bullet, the video weaves mutant lore into that moment in history, suggesting that one Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto (Ian McKellen/Michael Fassbender) was spotted at the scene of the crime. His presence may even help us understand the single bullet theory and the belief of many that only one bullet was used that day to kill Kennedy.
The site details Magneto’s involvement in the shooting:
Half a century ago, Magneto was implicated in the mutant plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. The events of that fateful day in November have been a point of contention between humans and the mutants ever since. After years of incarceration, do you think Magneto is guilty or innocent?
I don’t know, we’ll just have to wait and see – more fun facts like this pop up as we move closer to the release of Days of Future Past.
The film co-stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry, and opens in 3D May 23rd, 2014.
Check out the viral spot below.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.