Last month, amidst all the announcements of more cast members joining Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, the director revealed that another member of the First Class would be making a comeback by tweeting a picture of Lucas Till on set along with a quote from JFK. Now that we know that Havok is coming back, one has to wonder how and in what capacity. Lucky, the actor recently spoke out about his return to the X-Men and his character’s role in the film.
In an interview with iamROGUE while promoting his new film ‘Paranoia’, Till talked quite a bit about his part in ‘Days of Future Past’ without giving too much away. First, he touches on working with the director who originated the franchise for Fox:
“I was in and out. We did a lot of second unit stuff. So I didn’t get to spend that much time with Bryan. But I loved working with him because he let me reinvent the way I do my power. It’s what I wanted to do on the last movie but because there are so many things working against you, you kind of just have to do what they provide for you with the pre-visualization because that is a lot more money than my paycheck. So I had to kind of corporate with what they had already done. But I wanted to do it differently and they let me on this one. Which is cool because I’m actually an X-Men fan. So getting to bring something into the movie and feeling like I was actually part of making this movie is one of the coolest feelings that I’ve ever had.”
Then, he was asked straight up about Havok fighting in the Vietnam War, but naturally he remained vague:
“If you can imagine what time our story takes place in, what year, and what war was going on around that time … so I’ll let your imagination run wild.”
Finally, though he wouldn’t disclose what Alex Summers would be doing in the movie, he does explain a few of his characters motivations and how he sees Havok in the upcoming film:
“Ambiguity is his thing. The ambiguity comes from a place of being a liability. He can’t control his power. He famously can’t control his power for a lot of his arc. That’s the reason he is never on the good side, because he doesn’t want to hurt anyone, but he’s never really been a bad guy. Or he has been but it was sort of Machiavellian, it was a ploy to get on the bad side and undermine them. I think Havok always has a good heart. But he’s definitely not playing for any team necessarily in this one.”
The way Till talks about Havok, it almost sounds like he’s more of a solo vigilante or a lone wolf this time around. That might be hard to do while he’s enlisted (if he’s actually enlisted). Or maybe, while he’s a part of an army, he’s not exactly being a team player for the X-Men. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see what they do with the character in the finished product.
What role do you think Havok will take in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’? Share your theories in the comments.
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ starring Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Booboo Stewart, and Even Peters hits theaters on July 18, 2014.