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.

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!

Source: Bleeding Cool, Bryan Singer