Did Magneto Play A Part In The JFK Conspiracy?

New X-Men: Days Of Future Past site makes the case

As we’ve seen from other promos, X-Men: Days Of Future Past focuses on how the mutant population intersects with our history, and how that builds the fear, paranoia and rage that eventually sparks a conflict between homo sapiens and homo superior. Another fragment has come online, which posits that Erik Lehnsherr, AKA Magneto, had a hand in assassinating JFK. Take a look at the video below and check out the full site here.

1963, we’re told, was known by mutants as the “Summer of Hate”, in which several of them were assaulted or killed. But did that really lead Lehnsherr to plot against John F. Kennedy? As with almost everything to do with the case, it’s all wrapped in conspiracy theory, but the site is a really intriguing blend of the X-movies’ history and the real-life event. We wondered why it wasn’t launched before the 50th anniversary last Friday, but then there’s a matter of taste when it comes to that tragedy.

X-Men Days Of Future Past finds the mutants of a dark alternate future fighting to stay alive against the onslaught of the dreaded Sentinels. They hatch a desperate plan to send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back in time via his own younger body to convince a disillusioned Xavier (James McAvoy) to stop the rise of mutant hate in general and scientist Bolivar Trask in particular, in the hopes that that will change the timeline.

With a sprawling cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult Jackman, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry and Anna Paquin, X-Men: Days Of Future Past is out on May 22. For a breakdown of the latest trailer featuring input from director Bryan Singer himself, head here.