Havok Lights Things Up in New ‘X-Men: First Class’ Image

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Last month, Fox premiered an impressive first trailer for X-Men: First Class. Since then, the studio has been steadily putting out new marketing materials, including some very cool posters (as well as some very awful ones).

This week, via the official X-Men Movies Facebook page, Fox released an interesting new still image from the film, showing Lucas Till as Alex Summers, aka Havok. In the comics, Havok is the younger brother of Scott Summers, better known as Cyclops. Because the film takes place in the 1960s, however, that relationship won’t carry over onto the big screen (unless producer Bryan Singer and director Matthew Vaughn have a really strange trick up their sleeve).

Anyway, Havok, like Cyclops, has the ability to fire cosmic energy blasts. Unfortunately, in the movie, it appears that he doesn’t have very good control of his powers. Just look at this picture showing Havok standing in a room of flames. Being a super-powered mutant must be a real drag sometimes. (Click through the image for a larger version.)

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Truthfully, I’m not sure what to think about X-Men: First Class. I was very surprised at how much I liked the trailer, which still impresses after multiple viewings, but we know from January Jones that the production was a bit rushed, and I’m leery of any superhero film that tries to squeeze too many characters into a 120 page script.

Then there’s the Havok/Cyclops thing. I know that continuity hasn’t been that important in the X-Men film universe thus far (Sabretooth is a perfect example), but it really makes you appreciate the kind of interconnectivity that Marvel is doing with its movies.

Hopefully everything turns out and the film exceeds expectations. Vaughn is a great director, and he’s working with a talented cast anchored by Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. If the movie is entertaining and delivers a compelling narrative, it really doesn’t matter how well it relates to the previous X-Men films. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. What do you think?

X-Men: First Class opens in theaters June 3, 2011.

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  1. Truth be told, I can not stand the fact that Havoc is an original X-Man. He is Cyclops’s younger brother.

    What are they doing over there at Fox?

    Has anybody bothered to do research on the X-Men and their history?

    I admit the trailer looks solid but this is a slap in the face of long time fans, such as myself, in the face.

  2. obviously fox doesnt believe in continuity of its films at all or listening to fans. both cyclops & havok in the comics fire blasts of concussive force, there is no heat, there is no fire! look at the 1st 3 x-men films & you will see that!

    • Thank you. I was about to write that. They got that wrong in XO:W as well, where Cyclops burns wholes through the walls of his school.

      • Of course I meant HOLES. Not wholes…

        • Oh, I thought you meant whores. 😀

          • Cyclops burning whores. Now there is a script!

    • precisely my thoughts

  3. ‘I know that continuity hasn’t been that important in the X-Men film universe thus far (Sabretooth is a perfect example), but it really makes you appreciate the kind of interconnectivity that Marvel is doing with its movies.’

    marvel doesn’t own the rights to the s****y xmen movies we’ve been damned with, fox does *shudders*. lack of continuity is the reason no one will be watching this chaotic mess of a movie, i mean htf can they call it first class when jean and scott aren’t there and the movie has no tie in with the other xmen movies (besides the relationship between charles and mags). still i’ll be interested to see how this does (doesn’t mean i’m gonna watch it) given their circumstances etc.

    • They choose that title because they didn´t want this movie to be compared to X-Men: Origins.

    • I don’t care that if they stray from the comics. I think the movies should stray from the comics b/c I don’t want to see it page for page. Having said that, I wish they would stick to the continuity they’ve established in the films.

  4. Anyone even consider that this fire isnt FROM Havok, but he is surrounded by it with no way out? Maybe someone traps him in this room with this fire? I may be way off on that, but it is something to consider.

    • Great point. My thing is, that Havoc is in the film in the first place. Excellent point though and it does appear that way.

      • I agree. Havoc is a fun character, much better than Cyclops, but why in the world would he have any part in this film??

    • I would consider that if what Branden said wasn’t true. When Cyclops fired his optic blasts, they burned the school. That’s not right and I think they are doing the same thing with Havoc.

      • That is a good point as well. I can see what you are saying, but the look of the picture itself is what makes me think he is trapped there and didnt do it himself.

    • I think he’s in the Danger Room.

  5. Havok may have been able to generate intense super heated plasma, but he was never traditionally immune to heat/fire. He could still be damaged by flames. We’ll see how it plays out but I’m done with criticizing the continuity mistakes, they’re just TOO MANY!

    It’s almost interesting to see what they’ll screw up next. oh well, I still have my comics. I think I’ll go read the issue where Havoc joins. Uncanny #218, his poor girlfriend Polaris is possessed by the evil maurader Malice. The guy had awful luck with woman.

    and regarding the article, where are the so-called “very cool posters”? I haven’t seen any.

    • actually its 219, i feel bad for making that mistake. How can the makers of this film live with themselves?

    • They were canceled out the the awful posters. :-)

      • ie: every poster I have seen

    • Yes at least I still have my comics as well. Does anyone remember the Extinction Agenda?

      I loved that series of comics that invovled all the mutant titles.

      Cameron Hodge was a great and powerful villian in that series.

      • X-Tinction Agenda was awesome. Inferno was one of my favorites as well, but the best one to me was the X-Cutioners Song. EVERYONE was in that story.

        • All great titles.

          • Extinction Uncanny #270 I think, Havok was leader of the genoshan magistrates after stepping through the siege perilous (thanks to psylockes’ manipulation) and waking in genosha with no memory of the x-men. Great cover and Jim lee’s 4th issue on his first regular run as penciler. (256-258, but then started run with Gambit’s 2nd appearence in 267)

            Inferno was awesome, and years in the making. Poor alex, in love with his brother’s wife madelyne, then she turns into the goblin queen and uses him to fight the x-men.

            Man, as i said he has the worst luck with the babes.

            • Havok was the leader of the genoshan magistrates. At least an high ranking officer. Havok was cool on that, even though he was with the enemy. He was still tough.

        • Meltdown was my favorite… back in the day. 😀

          Loved the artwork and the way the made Havok as James Dean.

          Very cool.

          • nice. Meltdown was beautifully painted. Wolvie and Havok on a road trip in mexico, inspired by their beerfest in #244, a goof issue where they were having a drinking contest during the spoof of DC’s “INVASION!”. But alas, Wolvie can only get so drunk, alex was doomed from the start. (I think it was jubilee’s 1st appearence too)

            • man I’m off today, I think that was 245

              • 244 Was Jubilee’s 1st appearance. Not sure on the Havok/Wolverine scene though.

                • I just checked and the invasion spoof was 245, and UGH! Rob Liefeld art (i use the term art loosely)

                  yeah, 244 Jubes 1st appears, the x-women go shopping in hollywood and find jube in a mall, big surprise there.

    • “where are the so-called “very cool posters”?”

      No worries. I’m still around.

  6. It’s one thing to have Havok in the film, but why, why have him fire energy blasts from his chest & not his hands?

    • If I am not mistaken, when he first showed up, thats how he shot his energy was from his chest.

      Also, interesting bit of information I found…..

      Despite past accounts, the energy that Havok releases is not truly a concussive force. When Havok strikes an object with the waves of intensity of hot plasma, the sudden vast jump in temperature will often cause objects to shatter, explode or disintegrate and an observer might therefore wrongly think that the object had been struck by a concussive force. Should Havok direct his energy at the lowest level, he can project it towards a human being and his target will suffer a severe headache, but will not burn up. He can absorb cosmic energies from his environment (such as starlight, x-rays, and gamma radiation) and store them within his body cells, metabolizing the energy in order to generate plasma wave discharges that super-heat and disintegrate objects or create concussion bursts by violently displacing air molecules in his path. His absorption is normally passive, but he has shown that he can actively drain and absorb energy as well.

      apparently it is a heat source, and not a concussive force.

      • Wow…Fox are you listening. Research..I’m talking about research. It’s not too hard. Good info by the way.

        • and if you pay close atention in the trailer you catch a quick glimpes of him doing somthing with his hand all though you cant really tell what..

  7. I liked the big oven on the Hershey Park tour to!

  8. I mean yeah Havoks not mentto be cyclops dad but I am glad to see havok in a movie he’s cool Hopefully somewhere down the line wee see cannonball id eally like to see that

  9. XFC comics: Charles. Magneto. Nuclear threats.
    X-Men second group: The island. Transitioning of X-teams.
    I look at that trailer and see XFC much bigger than merely putting 5 specific characters on screen.

    Successful movies have great story and great direction (X1, X2). They don’t throw too many characters and effects on the screen with bad scripts (X3, W:O).

    One issue remains: did Fox give Vaughn enough time? June will tell. It’s not like the X-universe hasn’t been retconned a few dozen times in print.

  10. Still going to wait for this one on video.

  11. Plots holes before even seeing the trailer!!

    1) I forget which film it was but in one of the first two films we see Beast before his blueness on a TV screen debating Mutant rights, in this prequel he is true blue.

    2) Emma Frost is a teen in Wolverines film, she is an adult in a film based before it.

    These were established in the films NOT JUST COMICS.

    3) Havoc the younger brother of Cyclops is a man in the 60’s when years later in Wolverines film Cyclops was a kid.

    4) Sabretooth and Mystique are Nightcrawlers parents!!!

  12. Anyone notice that they got havok shooting from his stomach instead of his hands like he’s supposed to be doing, can u dumb assessing please do research before you make these marvel movies