The character of Alexander Summers (aka Havok) is the brother of X-Men leader Cyclops and while a lesser known character, he’s certainly a fan favorite. Like Cyclops, Havok has a mastery of energy in that he can absorb ambient cosmic energy and disperse it in waves as a weapon similar to Cyclops’ optic blasts.
According to today’s onslaught of casting reports, Havok may be played by Lucas Till (Hannah Montana: The Movie) in X-Men: First Class although it’s being cautioned that not all of the reports about actors playing certain characters are entirely accurate. We’re warned that Fox may be intentionally putting out character names in order to maintain some sense of surprise for fans.
Here’s the rest of the X-Men: First Class cast as we know it thus far:
- Mystique (Amber Heard)
- Moira MacTaggert (Rosamund Pike)
- Emma Frost (Alice Eve)
- Magneto (Michael Fassbender)
- Professor X (James McAvoy)
In addition to the latest casting news, there are conflicting reports about the key role of Cyclops. Ain’t it Cool News reported earlier and verified from another source that Aaron Johnson was a sure thing for Cyclops but EW says otherwise and that he will have no role in the film.
While we have some concern about the production of X-Men: First Class being rushed, seeing announcements of this many characters in one day is relieving for fans as we start to see the large character line-up come together. We’re also seeing it made clear that Fox is sticking to younger actors in their late teens for mutant roles, allowing for a healthy franchise opportunity with sequels.
Screen Rant will be in full force reporting live from San Diego Comic-Con where we may hear updates, confirmations and hopefully some nice surprises for X-Men: First Class in preparation for the production start in August.
What do you think of the mutant selections so far and what other characters do you still want to see added?
X-Men: First Class opens June 3, 2011.
Sources: Latino Review, EW
Havok art by Lady MadCat