Thursday, 28 November 2013

X-Men: Days Of Future Past Links Magneto With JFK's Death?

20th Century Fox has just launched a new viral marketing site HERE for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, this time focusing on a timeline of fictional events that ties Magneto to the real-life assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The new site come just a few days after the real-life 50th anniversary of the president’s and explores what seems to be one of the most critical moments to strike a divide between humans and mutants. Is this in bad taste? Hmmmm...

“Half a century ago, Magneto was implicated in the mutant plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. The events of that fateful day in November have been a point of contention between humans and the mutants ever since.”

Based on the classic “Days of Future Past” comic book storyline made popular by writer Chris Claremont and artist John Byrne, the film will involve elements of time travel and an alternate future in which mutants are hunted down by robotic Sentinels and placed in internment camps. This bleak, alternate future stems from the X-Men failing to prevent the assassination of a U.S. senator by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, thus creating an alternate timeline in which mutants are hunted down like animals.

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