Magneto Killed JFK

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In the newest piece of viral marketing birthed from Bryan Singer’s X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, we’re treated to a once scrapped story thread from Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, involving Magneto and a pretty heinous crime. Apparently the Master of Magnetism assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Ballsy move, even for the leader of the Brotherhood of Mutants.

Check out the viral video below:

I should mention yet again that this was originally a plot element developed by Matthew Vaughn for First Class, but he couldn’t find a way to weave it into his narrative… with all of Magneto’s NAZI killing and such. Its inclusion in Days of Future Past is probably for the best, as it recycles a plot point that probably would’ve never been included on the big screen, and serves to prompt the entire conflict of the flick.

Not to spoil anything (if you want to preserve your Days of Future Past chastity, then turn back now), but in the original comic, the entire Mutant Holocaust is caused by the assassination of an American politician Senator Robert Kelly by zealous mutants under the leadership of Mystique. Replacing Kelly with JFK is an awesome switcharoo, especially since Kelly would be only a few years old at the time, as he was in his forties during the events of the first X-Men movie.

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