Did Magneto Actually Kill JFK?

Much has been made of Magneto's fictional role in the Kennedy assassination, The Weekly Planet team however have a theory that may surprise visitors to this site. Hit the jump for an unconventional (and most likely incorrect) assessment of what really happened in 1963!

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By MrSundayMovies - 6/15/2014

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Lizardking310 - 6/15/2014, 8:39 AM
I thought it was pretty much explained that JFK was a mutant and magneto tried to save him ?!
Pasto - 6/15/2014, 8:43 AM
YAY YOU'RE BACK!
YoungThanos - 6/15/2014, 8:47 AM
Did Singer kill Fox-man's history?
Alfredo27 - 6/15/2014, 8:48 AM
wouldnt you tell Xavier that if he didnt have his powers and you wanted some compassion? Magneto opperates on levels unlike marvel/disney villains who are straight forward always pretending to be good until half way through the movie (iron monger, mandarin, pierce, agent Garrett, loki).
Pasto - 6/15/2014, 8:49 AM
YoungThanos
You know it!
MercwithMouth - 6/15/2014, 8:50 AM
Lol, nicely done.

Finally saw DOFP last night, and holy shit, it's incredible. It passed the Wolverine for #2 on my all time list.
DrunkenNukem - 6/15/2014, 8:50 AM
Did Gusto actually Kill the Clemster?
Alfredo27 - 6/15/2014, 8:50 AM
youngthanos still mad DOFP is best CBM this year?
VicSage - 6/15/2014, 8:52 AM
@Lizardking310: That's what Magneto said, but we all know he lied. He lied throughout all of Days of Future Past and only does what he needs to suit his ends. ALSO, a very similar instance happens in the movie that pretty much solidifies that Magneto killed JFK on purpose. What scene is that? It's the scene where the exact same thing Magneto said happened with the JFK incident happens again and Magneto is successful in hitting his target: Mystique. Magneto said he tried to "re-direct" the bullet from hitting JFK, but it accidentally hit him after he was tackled to the ground and distracted.

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuure!

The exact same thing happens when Magneto confronts Mystique. He's able to curve the bullet out of the window and hit Mystique in the LEG, even as Wolverine and Beast (or was it Xavier?) tackled him to the floor. The guy lied. He killed JFK for his efforts of equality. Something Magneto does NOT believe in. Mutants are superior. They are the future in his eyes.
MercwithMouth - 6/15/2014, 8:53 AM
@Nukem

Haha, Clem's invincible. Americans can't kill Canadians.
Ryguy88 - 6/15/2014, 8:54 AM
I feel like if Magneto wanted to save the President from getting shot, he would have saved the President from getting shot. They should have just had him intentionally assassinate him.
Captainmurica - 6/15/2014, 8:59 AM
@youngthanos
Singer actually brought us the best x men movies, so I don't know why you have butt hurt syndrome...
Unless....
Singer...... Butthurt.... YOUNGthanos.....
Oh wait I get it your hate now.
ManofSteel23 - 6/15/2014, 9:00 AM
I'd of rather have watch a first class sequel involving all this, not days of future crap
DrunkenNukem - 6/15/2014, 9:01 AM
@Merc...pfff invincible? Canadians??



MrSotoMan - 6/15/2014, 9:01 AM
I laughed when I heard JFK was a mutant.

Like really lol, great lie Magneto.
McGee - 6/15/2014, 9:04 AM
In the movie? No.

In real life? Yes.
DukeMcQueen - 6/15/2014, 9:04 AM
How hilarious, a "lighthearted" look at the murder of a real person, seriously!
MercwithMouth - 6/15/2014, 9:04 AM
@Nukem

That first pic is the Canadian equivalent of the Red Baron.

And the bottom one... We work hard, we play harder.
Pasto - 6/15/2014, 9:05 AM
Mastyrwerk - 6/15/2014, 9:10 AM
Has no one considered that maybe the real shooter had a mutant power that Magneto was competing against for control of the bullet? Maybe the shooter had telekenisis and Magneto could control metal, so when Magneto steered the fast moving bullet away, the shooter curved it back.
MrSotoMan - 6/15/2014, 9:11 AM
@Mastyrwerk- That is a lot accept.
marvel72 - 6/15/2014, 9:17 AM
when magneto says to charles "he was one of us",it could mean he was a mutant or he just supported the mutant cause.

i hope they weren't hinting at him being a mutant that would of been stupid to say the least.
KidGoku - 6/15/2014, 9:18 AM
After my second viewing I knew Magneto was lying
YoungThanos - 6/15/2014, 9:21 AM
Captainmurica - 6/15/2014, 8:59 AM

"@youngthanos
Singer actually brought us the best x men movies, so I don't know why you have butt hurt syndrome..."

I'm a huge X-men fan. So when I see a relevant X-film I'll acknowledge it.

NEXT?
Titanace - 6/15/2014, 9:29 AM
Very interesting idea to incorporate JFK into the film.
Ocelot - 6/15/2014, 9:29 AM
" ALSO, a very similar instance happens in the movie that pretty much solidifies that Magneto killed JFK on purpose. What scene is that? It's the scene where the exact same thing Magneto said happened with the JFK incident happens again and Magneto is successful in hitting his target: Mystique. Magneto said he tried to "re-direct" the bullet from hitting JFK, but it accidentally hit him after he was tackled to the ground and distracted.

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuure!

The exact same thing happens when Magneto confronts Mystique. He's able to curve the bullet out of the window and hit Mystique in the LEG, even as Wolverine and Beast (or was it Xavier?) tackled him to the floor. The guy lied. He killed JFK for his efforts of equality. Something Magneto does NOT believe in. Mutants are superior. They are the future in his eyes."

Pretty much this.
BoneSawIsReady - 6/15/2014, 9:31 AM
The bigger question for me is how in the world did they capture magneto and get him down to that prison? After all we did see him pull that entire safe-room from the White House ground floor yet he couldn't do something similar down through the elevator shaft that led to his cell which happened to be off the kitchen which happens to be in the middle of the Pentagon.

For me that was like the scene in Transformers 2 when the group leaves the Smithsonian into an open field. Very lazy narrative.
0megaDaGod - 6/15/2014, 9:34 AM
I'm pretty sure the viral site stated that Magneto was trying to deflect the bullet

Also, if I'm not mistaken, it was Mystique who shot JFK
McGee - 6/15/2014, 9:34 AM
Today is a very sad day. :(

SuperCat - 6/15/2014, 9:49 AM
Magneto just can't get a break.
BoneSawIsReady - 6/15/2014, 9:50 AM
As well there are trace amounts of certain magnetic metals in concrete such as mercury. If he had really been there 10 years he could've built up enough overtime to mount some type of escape.

I just don't see the government housing one single extremely powerful criminal a stones throw away from all the leadership of United States of America. It would've been a nice nod to the first X-MEN movies had they taken him to Alkali Lake.
homodrome - 6/15/2014, 9:56 AM
Didn't the viral site about this strongly imply that Mystique posed as Lee Harvey Oswald and that it was Mystique who assassinated him as vengeance for the deaths of Azazel and co. by an anti-mutant government group? Oswald was found unarmed in a movie theater completely confused by his own arrest. He confessed to killing someone prior (likely at Magneto's convincing). But he claims it was a 'double' that killed Kennedy.

http://www.thebentbullet.com/#!/full-article

But yes Magneto was totally lying bout JFK being a mutant.
capcyclopsftw - 6/15/2014, 10:18 AM
X-Men: DOFP: most anti-climatic movie ever.
BoneSawIsReady - 6/15/2014, 10:19 AM
The film implies that Mystique's first kill is Trask because she discovers he had killed her friends (Azazel, etc). There would have been something else there if we were to believe that she first killed Pres. Kennedy for the selfsame reason. How can you know Magneto lied about Kennedy being a mutant?

If you say mutant equality... It doesn't seem like it was quite the issue in 1973. Even governments in the film, including the US were not aware that a population of mutants existed, just a handful. Only people like Trask and Striker were seeking them out and creating fear among power groups. The American people weren't concerned about them and certainly couldn't know anything about their link to the Cuban Missile Crisis. That's pretty evident from the scenes in Paris where the world is getting an actual first look.

It would make more sense that Kennedy was a mutant and Magneto was trying to protect him. Having said that however, I think it would've been best to avoid the assassination plot for the film and have a ploy where future Magneto reveals his actual whereabouts to Wolverine in 1973. The whole concrete prison at the Pentagon just made it harder for me to suspend belief.

pointman - 6/15/2014, 10:22 AM
When I served, we did some training with Canadian. I found them to be very professional and would have no problem with them on my flanks.
MileHighRonin - 6/15/2014, 10:35 AM
Groot did it!
rabid - 6/15/2014, 10:42 AM
Magneto was lying, that's my take. Charles doesn't believe him. Why should we, especially given what Eric does next?
Inhuman - 6/15/2014, 10:44 AM
I believe Magneto. Id like to think that because Magneto bent the bullet to try and save the president, he actually caused the bullet to hit JFK and if he hadn't touched it, it might have missed JFK. Will never know
RatedR - 6/15/2014, 11:04 AM
go to xmengram - instagram
Alfredo27 - 6/15/2014, 11:08 AM
he bent the bullet then was stopped so it went into JFK? Some odds to that. He killed JFK and lied about it. He has no problem not letting Xavier and Logan know he is going to kill Mystique not stop her.
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