X-Men: Days of Future Past opens fire with a new conspiracy theory video.
So who really did shoot JFK? Was Lee Harvey Oswald a lone gunman, or did he have mutant help? What was Magneto doing on that grassy knoll? Has the infamous mutant leader been falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit? The Bent Bullet knows, so take a look at its video and ask yourself whether Erik Lehnsherr could really be involved in the most famous political assassination in American history.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is on its way in 2014, but before it can get here there’s some world building to do. The Bent Bullet takes up where X-Men: First Class left off; Magneto splits from Xavier’s group, and founds the Brotherhood of Mutants. The FBI don’t like the look of this at all, and neither do the politicians. “Now I hear whispers about a new threat,” claims an influential right-wing agitator, “more dangerous than any nuclear weapon.”
Shortly after that speech, the agitator is shot dead, by Lee Harvey at Lehnsherr’s instigation. Thus begins 1963’s Summer of Hate, and Azazel and Tempest are soon among the fallen. But does it end with the Kennedy killing, or was Lehnsherr framed?
“I did not shoot your president,” Magneto is supposed to have told the jury. “But I know who did, and you’ll never find her. She has a way of hiding in plain sight.”
No doubt more revelations are on their way, but if you want a dose of fake Kennedy conspiracy nuttery right now, check out The Bent Bullet.