Director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past won’t just be altering the timeline of Marvel’s mutant superheroes. A new viral video is making the rounds that hints Magneto (played by Michael Fassbender) may have been involved in JFK’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.
“Half a century ago, Magneto was implicated in the mutant plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy,” the video description reads on its YouTube page. “The events of that fateful day in November have been a point of contention between humans and the mutants ever since.”
Unlike other popular conspiracy theories, this one – dubbed The Bent Bullet theory – claims that Magneto used his mutant powers to alter the trajectory of Lee Harvey Oswald’s second bullet to kill the president.
Erik “Magneto” Lehnsherr was convicted of murder in a secret trial. But the evidence, the video’s narrator tells us, remains circumstantial. Photos of Magneto on the grassy knoll, and the bent bullets were used to convict him.
The viral video points interested viewers back to an info-packed site – thebentbullet.com – that offers up more compelling evidence that Magneto – “The most dangerous man in the world” – killed Kennedy.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past, which also stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry, hits theaters May 23, 2014.