X-Men: Days of Future Past isn’t just going to shake up the timeline of the X-Men movies, it’s also going to completely rewrite world history as we know it. In the movie, mutants are discovered to be behind some of the 20th century’s watershed moments, such as the Kennedy Assassination and worldwide conflicts in the Soviet Union and Mexico.

In the video timeline above, we see how mutants shaped, and were shaped by, the events of modern times. The most startling images include mutants fighting with Mexican freedom fighters, Sentinels standing alongside Richard Nixon, and the sight of baby Colossus shortly after the Chernobyl disaster. You can check out even more at the chilling viral site: 25Moments.com.

By bringing authentic sci-fi concepts and alternate histories to the tired superhero genre, X-Men: Days of Future Past looks like it could be a welcome breath of fresh air when it hits theaters on May 23.

[via Super Hero Hype]