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.
Usually, it’s Bryan Singer’s Twitter account that has been pulling PR duties for next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. That changed today when 20th Century Fox unveiled a promotional site for the upcoming sequel.
If you’re just joining us, 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. A future version of Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) travels back in time to warn the present-day X-Men.
In addition to a video ad for Trask Industries that trumpets 50 years of the Sentinel program, the new site includes full breakdowns of the X-Gene (most of which that hint at the characters appearing in the film) and a history of Trask Industries founder Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage).
“The mutant threat is the defining issue of our time. We can choose to stem the impending tide of extinction or we can stand by passively and allow it to wash away any remnants of our species.” – Founder, Bolivar Trask – 1973
Also included is a rather puzzling timeline, which might shed some light on the film’s time travel plot. In 1973, we learn that Trask Industries unveiled the Sentinel Program. In 1974, Sentinels were dispatched to the top five most densely populated cities in the U.S. By 2020, Trask Industries is on to the Sentinel Mark X program.
The poster below says it all: Mutants are the enemy.
Other goodies on the site reveal that Trask Industries isn’t just about the Sentinels. They’ve developed a Mutant Detection Device and Inhibitor Collars.
There’s lots to pour over. In the meantime, visit Trask Industries and let us know what you think in the comments.
After the stars of X-Men: Days of Future Past wowed Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend, we are now getting our first look at the Magneto And Charles Xavier posters for the new film.
Days of Future Past is an X-Men mash up that will find casts 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. A future version of Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) travels back in time to warn the present-day X-Men.
While at Comic-Con, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage confirmed he is playing the villainous Bolivar Trask, who in the comics creates the mutant-hunting Sentinels.
“The goal was to try and make a film that would bring this cast together by time travel or time displacement of some kind,” director Bryan Singer said during his appearance at Comic-Con.
When asked whether the time travel element would affect the events that occur in the original X-Men trilogy, Singer replied: “Whenever you’re going back in time — and this is every bit as much a time travel movie as it is an X-Men movie — there is those risks. I’m not the audience, I’m just the filmmaker, but I do believe in certain continuity that we’ll maintain and some things we’ll change. When you go back and mess about, things happen. So some of those rumours are probably somewhat true.”