The studio invited SuperHeroHype down to the lot earlier today for a sneak peek at the bonus content included on the Blu-ray disc. We also had the opportunity to speak briefly with the film’s star Lucas Till, the man who brings Havok to life on-screen.
“At the time, I auditioned a number of times. I didn’t feel like I was going to get the role at any point,” he said, painting a picture of the secrecy revolving around the film during pre-production, “then I found out what the movie was about. They would give us generic sides, our characters were re-named, but it was obvious what we were auditioning for. We were not allowed to read the script. McAvoy told me he was only given a few pages at a time. We weren’t allowed to read anything, which I understand why. Auditioning for Havok was the coolest thing to me.”
Talking to the actor, you would have never guessed the first time he read a comic book was when he took on the gig. But during our chat, he would drop references to other X-men, not featured in the film, or to the Shi’ar Empire.
“There was guy whose sole job was to keep us updated. He gave me this binder and he was very well-versed [in comics] and he had a personality to match,” Till laughed. “He was the comic book guy, but with an accent. I’m serious. He gave us these comics and my first exposure to Havok was him with Abdol, the Living Monolith. My favorite arc though was Vulcan, because Vulcan’s story was cool itself, I love revenge stories. But then, Havok comes in to try and stop him.”
As we wrapped up, we asked him about the future of Havok in a potential sequel and what he'd like to see.
“I always try to plan things out," he said, "but they never work out the way I expect. They work out better than I expected, so I’m going to say there are a lot of different things they could do. I’m more excited about what they could do with the movie, there’s so much history and events they could work into. I’m curious. One little thing I’d like to do in the sequel is I’d like to see Hank make me some gauntlets to shoot out of my hands so I don’t have to sit in a constipated position or do hula hoop movements in the next one, although it did look pretty cool. Those are my little notes.”
Fox, you listening?