Lucas Till on Playing Havok

20th Century Fox is continuing their interactive promotion of X-Men: First Class  through the film’s Facebook page. Fans can submit their questions and have them answered by the actual cast and crew of the upcoming film. The latest round of questions is aimed at Lucas Till, who plays Alex Summers, AKA Havok.

If your question didn’t get answered, there’s still plenty of time to ask something as the Q&A runs now through June 1st, offering responses from a different cast or crew member every week. Head over to Facebook to submit your question!
 
Q: (Yesa) Who is your favorite super hero, and why?
 
Lucas Till: My favorite superhero has always been Batman. Although being a billionaire is nearly impossible for myself, it’s still a lot easier than being born an alien or exposing myself to radioactive waste and hoping for the best.
 
Q: (Anonymous) Why did you decide to play the role of Havok?

Lucas: I decided to play the role of Havok after an extensive audition process and wanting to be a superhero my entire life and seeing unemployment on the "less than" side of the inequality.
 
Q: (Amanda) Did you do any research for your role beforehand?

Lucas: Fox was actually thoughtful enough to make it someone’s job on X-Men to give anyone who wanted it, copies of the comics relevant to our characters’ entire story lines, and that was all the research I really needed.
 
Q: (Nick) What was it like to play a character like Havok, having to live up to being the brother of Cyclops?

Lucas: To play Havok is the chance of a lifetime, or at least until they recast me in the next one, but seriously it’s a dream fulfilled to step into Alex Summers’ shoes.
 
Q: (Susan) What did you enjoy the most about getting into the X-Men Universe?

Lucas: The best thing about stepping into the X-Men universe is all of your friends texting you saying, "Dude, I might actually go see this one you’re in. Good job man."
 
Q: (Fred) Do you enjoy the power you have in this movie, and if you could have any power you wanted which would you choose?

Lucas: I love the power Havok possesses so much, but i have the feeling I wouldn’t have as much control as he would so I’ll say I would rather have the power to fly. Always have wanted to control flight on my own.
 
Q: (Marcus) Will Havok be a team leader like Cyclops or more rebellious and wild like in the comics?

Lucas: I would say the character you find in this movie will be more reminiscent of the comic version. That’s why he’s Havok and not Cyclops.
 
Q: (Caleb) What was it like being cast in a film of this size? How do you feel about having been part of the movie?

Lucas: I feel so appreciative to be a directly involved in something I have been a part of the fanbase of for as long as I can remember. Once I see my performance in the movie, it may drastically affect my answer next time I am asked, however.
 
X-Men: First Class hits theaters on June 3rd!