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.
Let us know what you think of the video in the comments below.
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.
And I might be going out on a limb here, but this two-minute spot has me thinking this could be the best X-Men film ever.
It’s an expanded trailer of the one that leaked in August and heavily featured Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Ian McKellen’s Magneto.
“I’ve had a glimpse into the past,” Professor X says to Wolverine, before adding, “You have to do for me what I once did for you.”
“So, I wake up in my younger body and then what?” Wolverine asks.
“Find me… lead me, guide me, be patient with me,” X says as images of his younger self, played by James McAvoy flash on the screen. McKellen’s Magneto shows up and tells Wolverine to look for the the younger version of himself, before images of Michael Fassbender flash across the screen.
“Patience isn’t my strongest suit,” came Wolverine’s reply as we get glimpses Halle Berry’s Storm, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, Shawn Ashmore’s Iceman, Ellen Page’s Kitty Pryde, Nicholas Hoult’s Beast and Peter Dinklage’s villainous Bolivar Trask.
We also get our first look at some new mutants, including Bishop, that will be showing up in the new film.
Directed by Bryan Singer, and inspired by Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s 1981 comic book arc, Days of Future Past is an X-Men mash-up that will find cast members from the original trilogy and First Class joining forces. The storyline deals with an alternative future in which mutants have been gathered and put in internment camps.
In an interview with Empire, Singer said his film is not a straight adaptation of the comic book storyline.
“It’s its own story, inspired by Days Of Future Past,” he said.
In the comic, it was Page’s Kitty Pryde that goes back in time, but in the movie it will be Wolverine who does the time traveling.
“She’s the prime facilitator — it’s her power that enables that to happen,” Singer added. “But it’s Wolverine who has the strength and the stamina to be able to go back on this journey.”
Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments below.
Bryan Singer gave X-Men fans their first glimpse of Ellen Page as Kitty “Shadowcat” Pryde and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine this week from the set of Days of Future Past.
The director snapped Page looking at Shawn Ashmore (who plays Iceman) and tweeted the pic with the caption: “Hello, Kitty.”
He also gave us a glimpse of the back of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine sporting his trademark coif and leather duds. “Fitting @RealHughJackman,” Singer tweeted.
Kitty Pryde plays a major role in Days of Future Past, which brings together the casts from the original trilogy and 2011′s First Class prequel. The storyline deals with an alternative future in which mutants have been gathered and put an internment camps. A future version of Pryde travels back in time to warn the present-day X-Men. The film will reportedly be set in the 1970s.
And for those of you who haven’t seen it, the CinemaCon trailer for this summer’s The Wolverine has hit the web, as well as a brand-spanking new poster. Hey, you can never have too much X-Men, right?
The Wolverine takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand and finds Logan in Japan, where he’s protecting Mariko (Tao Okamoto) from the Yakuza. The new spot gives us a look at one of the villains – Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) – as well as the main antagonist, the Silver Samurai.
Director James Mangold tweeted a new poster for the villainous Silver Samurai, which looks absolutely stunning. I love how it uses the same watercolour style as the first teaser poster that just showed Wolverine.
The Wolverine is being adapted from a 1982 comic book arc from Frank Miller and Chris Claremont (one of my all-time favourites) and is skedded to hit theatres July 26.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on July 18, 2014.
Berry joins cast members from the original-trilogy Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore. They will appear alongside First Class stars Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult, as well as new additions Peter Dinklage and Omar Sy.
And in case you’re keeping score, two other stars from the original Famke Janssen (Jean Grey) and James Marsden (Cyclops) are still sitting on the sidelines.
Days of Future Past is adapted from a 1981 comic written by Chris Claremont that involved time travel. Still, though, gotta wonder how they’re going to give ample screen time to all those big names.
In an interview with CNN, Berry said she was happy to be back.
“I loved her and the people love Storm … so I’m happy to come back,” she said.
Are you happy Storm is back? Do you think there are too many stars in the new film? Let us know in the comments.