Don Draper meets mutants in 'Mad X-Men' video

Yeah, yeah, the X-Men have to go back in time and save the world in their upcoming movie. But can they handle saving Don Draper?

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Even "Magneto's" powers might be no match for a good glass of scotch. Video screenshot by Michael Franco/CNET

It must be something about combining ingredients in toasty sandwiches that gets the folks over at Quiznos thinking about mashing stuff up. Not too long ago, they dropped Frank Underwood from "House of Cards" into the land of Westeros in "House of Thrones." Now they've sent a few mutants into Donald Draper's world in their latest video: "Mad X-Men: Don Draper's Future Past."

But what's the hook? Why would Mystique, Professor X, Magneto, and Wolverine need to travel back to the 1960's?


"We must go back in time to stop a man hell-bent on the worst kind of destruction," the fake Professor Xavier explains. "Self destruction." Of course!

The three-minute-long video has Ross Marquand doing a spot-on impersonation of Don Draper -- right down to chewing out Peggy -- that is until Professor X intervenes with a little mind control. Marquand seems to have some Mystique-like chops himself when it comes to acting, as he did an eerily accurate impersonation of Underwood "House of Cards."

So what do you think? Will the X-Men be successful from saving Draper from himself? Will Mystique be able to fend off the ad man's advances? Will Wolverine be able to keep his temper as Draper botches a pitch for toasted sandwiches? (Kudos to Quiznos by the way, for working in the product mention so subtly.)

There's only one way to find out. Watch and learn ...

About the author

Freelancer Michael Franco writes about the serious and silly sides of science and technology for Crave and other pixel and paper pubs. He's kept his fingers on the keyboard while owning a B&B in Amish country, managing an eco-resort in the Caribbean, sweating in Singapore, and rehydrating (with beer, of course) in Prague. E-mail Michael.

 

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