In a strategically well timed marketing move (this november 23th marked the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination) a new viral video for X-Men: Days of Future Past went online. It is built as a conspiracy video around the identity of the man who killed John F. Kennedy. There have been million of conspiracy theories about Lee Harvey Oswald and potential other hit-men – hell there even is a Stephen King book about all that which is actually pretty good – but this is probably the first time someone suggested a mutant with magnetic powers manipulating the bullet to find its goal. Have a look at the “evidence”:
There is more: The website thebentbullet.com offers more conspiracy theories and easter eggs for comic book readers to dissect. Trask Industries is mentioned to have constructed Magneto’s cell and Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) is known to be the antagonist in 2014’s super-X-Men movie. If this viral site feeds into the plot or if it is just a wink to Matthew Vaughn’s (X-Men: First Class) original idea for a sequel to First Class is yet left to be seen.