Lucas Till gained a teen following after starring opposite Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana: The Movie, and with starring roles in Battle: LA and X-Men: First Class he's poised to expand that fan base even further. Till plays Alex Summers/Havok in the X-Men origin story set to hit theaters on June 3rd, and at the LA premiere of Battle: Los Angeles he talked briefly about that upcoming film. One of the big questions X-Men fans want to know is why is Havok in the film but not his brother, Cyclops (played in the other X-Men movies by James Marsden). And because we had a very short time to talk to Till on the crowded 'black' carpet, that's the question we hit him with. [Special thanks to my extraordinary camera woman Melissa Molina for her expertise in all things X-Men]
You've got X-Men: First Class coming up. Why isn't Cyclops in it when your backstories are tied together?
Lucas Till: "They're supposed to be and they're going a different direction, but it's still ambiguous."
Did you think that was kind of strange?
Lucas Till: "No, not really because I want to see new characters. You know, I can watch X-Men all the time. I can watch those movies over and over again, I can watch the animated series, but I want to see a new film, completely new characters. You've got Beast and Mystique and they're just solid. They have to be in the storyline. But you bring in Alex Summers, you bring in Angel Salvadore - which is a brand new character I've never even heard of - you know, Banshee, those are fan favorites so it's going to be neat."
So, in other words, we still have no idea why Cyclops isn't in the new X-Men movie. But, we do have a new photo of Havok to share:
(Photo of Havok from X-Men: First Class © 20th Century Fox)