Dailies | ‘X-Men Days of Future Past’ Conspiracy Theory Links Magneto to JFK Assassination (Video)

20th Century Fox is releasing the seventh installment in the “X-Men” franchise on May 23

The mystery of who shot JFK isn't any simpler in the “X-Men” universe, either.

A new viral marketing video (above) for Bryan Singer's “X-Men: Days of Future Past” links Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to the death of President John F. Kennedy, but with a fair share of uncertainty.

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While the Warren Commission contends the mutant — otherwise known as Erik Lehnsherr — altered the path of the second bullet Lee Harvey Oswald fired to make sure it hit the President on Nov. 22, 1963, the “Bent Bullet” theory is based entirely on circumstantial evidence. That didn't stop the government from finding Magneto guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy charges, but the question remains: Why would Magneto even want to assassinate the President?

The video links to a website with a fake news article filling fans in where Magneto will likely be found when the franchise picks back up again next year — a top-secret federal correctional facility where he has been since 1963.

  • Richard

    Tasteless. There is enough real controversy about the assassination already. To exploit it for commercial purposes is beneath the dignity of the franchise.

    • Victor Orozco

      Incredibly so. It was one thing doing the Cuban Missle Crisis for a stretch but about the assassination? Feels wrong. Not sure I want to see this movie now.