Lucas Till’s Havok Returning For ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’?

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The core casts of the original X-Men trilogy along with Matthew Vaughn’s ’60s era prequel are coming together on screen next summer for an epic reunion for what can easily be described as the most ambitious comic book movie ever greenlit by Twentieth Century Fox. Writer and director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past also aims to introduce a plethora of new characters from the comics, but not everyone is returning (that we know of).

While X-Men: First Class characters Emma Frost (January Jones), Azazel (Jason Flemyng) and Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones) are seemingly not being brought back for the sequel, a photo from the Montreal shooting location of X-Men: Days of Future Past reveals that one of the supporting hero mutants unconfirmed to return, may actually be returning after all.

A Montreal resident snapped a photo with Lucas Till (and Bryan Singer to confirm the date and location) while traveling near the shoot for Days of Future Past, unofficially confirming that Alex Summers aka Havok, is returning in some capacity. In the comics, Alex is the brother of Scott “Cyclops” Summers but due to the timeline of X-Men: First Class, it’s more likely that in the cinematic universe, Scott is Alex’s son.

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Lucas Till as Alex “Havok” Summers

Combined with the previous report that a passerby spotted Halle Berry (Storm) and James Marsden (Cyclops) together flying back from Montreal, don’t be surprised to see both Havok and Cyclops have guest appearances in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Their family history – along with Patrick Stewart’s return – does need to be explained, after all.

On the official side of news, Singer tweeted out a few more new photos this week from behind-the-scenes. Months ago, when the director confirmed his intention to shoot Days of Future Past in 3D he also confirmed that its story – set 11 years after First Class – would include President Richard Nixon and joked that he’d have a tough time casting the part. One of the set photos features Nixon and company in an important Oval Office meeting, one features Michael Fassbender’s younger Magneto hovering and the last spotlights a Vietnam rally.


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While the story of the film adaptation of the Days of Future Past comics remains a mystery, we do know that some political event of the past is the trigger that launches a post-apocalyptic future where giant Sentinel robots scourer Earth for mutants. The photos of Nixon and the rally from the ’70s era reveal as much.

In the comics, this time-altering event was the assassination of Senator Robert Kelly, but that character was used as part of the central plot of Bryan Singer’s first X-Men film in 2000.

Bryan Singer directs X-Men: Days of Future Past with newcomers Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Boo Boo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Evan Peters, Adan Canto, along with returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore.

The Wolverine releases July 26, 2013, X-Men: Days of Future Past on July 18, 2014.


Let me know on Twitter @rob_keyes if you want Havok and Cyclops in the next X-Men movie!

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  1. If Alex turns out to be Scotts dad I will never forgive FOX and will never watch another FOX adaptation of a Marvel comic. However, they don’t have to make this happen. In X-Men 1,Prof. X explains that Jean and Cyclops were some of his first students. Just because First class has Havok as a member of First Class does not mean a Young Cyclops cant also be in DOFP as a first recruit!

    • Accept that in Wolverine: Origins they I believe it is Cyclops that tells the kids which way to turn in the tunnel to escape at the end. I believe the kid with bandages over his eyes is Cyclops; however, if it means bringing Cyclops back from the dead I don’t care about the epic change in their family tree. :-D

  2. A bunch of characters cast & only a few might be villains. I guess they are using Task & the government as the main antagonists, with the Sentinels as set pieces for the heroes to fight. With the one-dimensional portrayal of many of the secondary bad-guys having drone robots is actually a good fit.

    As for this Havok announcement if he has ten lines in this movie it might be more than he had in First Class, so what is the big deal if he is in this movie or not?

  3. I hope like everyone else on planet earth that this fails and Fox is forced to give back the rights to Marvel…then either Marvel let’s Abrams and Co. Do the TV series..or give the rights to Sony.then get a true xmen fan to film the movie….
    Sorry I’m just done with Fox mishandling the characters and timelines…
    As a fan of the Xmen, I’ve gotten very tired of explaining the characters and what should’ve happened in the films to folks who have never read the books..

  4. Everyone is whining about the this movie but the reality is we are ALL going to go see it. I, personally, agree with a lot of people’s views. But we will never know what this movie is about until it’s official release or at least until we see an official trailer. The entire X-Men storyline has been botched up so we are never going to see an X-MEN film the way it’s supposed to be until about ten to fifteen years from now. It’s going to have to be rebooted all over again. Joss Whedon has set the standard for what a comic book movie is supposed to be. If you ask me, he should have written the script or helped with the story because he loves X-MEN. I’m scared for this movie but I’m anxious for it too.

  5. Think about it, this a movie with time travel in it and we have two brothers in two different eras… anyone thought maybe that Havok is a time traveler too? He could still be Cyclops younger brother, but maybe he traveled further back for some reason.
    they could even play the nexus of all realities thing that would be interesting

  6. Same time even though fox should be held responsible to a degree— Brian singer should get the credit for this and will be a big mark on him from xmen fanboys/gals worldwide!

    One can forgive taking liberties for this film but messing with the main X-Man cyclops like this?????? Sorry! No slack for that!!

    Sorry Wilbur fans– Sinfer doesn’t get it. Logan may be more popular but Cyclops is the X-Men! The one that will take over for professor x when it’s all said and done!!! Not having him in the Ximena film is unforgivable.

  7. I understand that some people say chill on the changes from book to screen, and I can go with a number of changes. But understand, sometimes, people want the most faithful adaptation they can get, because it’s unlikely that anytime soon in their lifetime will they get a near faithful adaptation in reboot. So yes, a movie studio can take certain liberties with story/character development, and may do an exceptional job, an inspired job, but sometimes, screenwriters also just do a cheap job to appease a studio or director who has little knowledge or care of ‘the timelines’ involved, and that comes back to respect, of the core audience that sustained the books for so long. So it’s not a light thing to implement changes. I agree with getting away from some of the bright costumes, and the dated dialog, but like rebooting a universe by a decade or so shouldn’t change ages of certain established lives, nor alter certain family lines already or later created, you have to scratch your head when you know the source material. And you say, probably never in my time.