Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Early in the development of the film that became X-Men: Days of Future Past, there was talk that the movie could deal with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. That talk went by the wayside as the film’s reliance on the comic storyline ‘Days of Future Past’ was revealed. But now we know that there was something to that talk after all.
In a move timed to hit just days after the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, we’ve got a “documentary” video explaining just what a mutant may have had to do with the event. Check it out below.
Months before Simon Kinberg was first announced as the writer of the film, First Class director Matthew Vaughn explained exactly this idea as one of their jumping-off points:
I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned.
We’ll see how some of this plays out, and how the character’s suspected role in the killing of a US President leads to the creation of mutant-hunting Sentinels, on May 23, when the film opens.