Lucas Till is Havok in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS | ©2011 20th Century Fox

Lucas Till is Havok in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS | ©2011 20th Century Fox

At an event this week on the 20th Century Fox lot promoting the new Blu-ray release of the hit summer film X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, ASSIGNMENT X spoke with actor Lucas Till who plays new mutant Havok (aka Alex Summers) in the film.

Here’s what he had to say …

ASSIGNMENT X: Have you got to look at some of the special features on the Blu-ray?

LUCAS TILL: I have not yet, but I am looking forward to the Mutant tracker. It looks like it compiles all the bios of the characters from all the movies including WOLVERINE. It’s got like Gambit in there and all the connections to the characters. It’s going to be interesting. I just saw one clip and I’m already excited enough to go home and watch everything. I think it’s going to be really cool.

AX: When you got the part, were you familiar with the character of Havok?

TILL: I was familiar enough. I grew up on the animated series. I don’t think Havok even had an episode, if I’m not mistaken. I was familiar, but we had a guy on set whose sole purpose was to give us highlights form the past 50 years of all the characters in the comics. He gave us thousands pages of comics. That was the comic book research I did. I never read an X-MEN comic before I got the role.

Lucas Till at the premiere of Battle:Los Angeles | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Lucas Till at the premiere of Battle:Los Angeles | ©2011 Sue Schneider

AX: Is there anything from that research where you went, “Oh, I can’t wait to do that in the next movie?”

TILL: I tried to do at the end of this movie. Havok always shoots [his energy] out of his body and his hand usually. He does this move where he focuses it with both fists in one of the issues I had. I was so excited [at the end of the movie] I got my chest plate off, I’ve got to focus my power because Angel is coming at me and Banshee. So this is my moment and then when I saw it, it was just a hula hoop. I was definitely looking forward to that. I thought it was cool and dynamic to play.

AX: Have you become more familiar with the X-MEN comic book world?

TILL: I never read any comic books before, but now I definitely pick up anything that is recommended to me.

AX: It’s kind of cool because you’re one of the few characters that have never seen a film incarnation before?

TILL: I definitely thought about it going into it. Anyone, if they’re being honest, would love to play it that way. You don’t want to be an icon after an icon or try to be, so I got to start off fresh which I thought was cool.

AX: You were lucky because you didn’t have to do much FX work on X-MEN.

TILL: I was fortunate. I didn’t have to do anything, except my suit which until the last week didn’t have a zipper for my crotch. So I couldn’t go pee very easily, because I would have to unzip because it’s like a double-breasted suit. That was probably the hardest part – and having to wait in my room. I would sit there and play RED DEAD: REDEMPTION for eight hours a day sometimes and not even work. Whereas Nick [Hoult] and Jennifer [Lawrence] and Jason [Flyming] had to go through hours of make-up before anyone got there.

X-MEN-FIRST CLASS Blu-ray | ©2011 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

X-MEN-FIRST CLASS Blu-ray | ©2011 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

AX: Are you contracted for more movies?

TILL: I think we’re all set for the next two.

AX: Have they talked about when the next movie would start?

TILL: No, I’m fine with that – just give them time to really do it.

AX: You’re in VS. – what is that?

TILL: We just got accepted into a film festival and I produced this film when I was 19. Basically a bunch of superheroes get their powers taken away and put in this town where they have to make a choice. They have to get past each step and each game is “kill yourself, kill your teammates or kill an innocent person” and that’s how you’re going to get through. We’ll see. We shot it with a low budget and are very impressed with the outcome.

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