Inserting fictional characters into historical events is trope as common as having enemies become friends, or vice versa. With this new video marketing X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel takes a step into DC territory by involvingĀ  famous comic book character (villain?) Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr) in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy the same way Watchmen did with The Comedian.

The timing of this is interesting, given how the U.S. and the world just paused to remember the loss 50 years ago last Friday.