As part of their 25th Anniversary, Empire Magazine is grabbing on the the X-Men: Days of Future Past hype with an interesting marketing gimmick – releasing 25 different covers for their latest issue. While fans of comic books know this is a recipe designed to sell more than one copy of the same book, I’m guessing that still won’t stop people from purchasing a copy of each of their favorite characters. The cover reveals are happening throughout the day, and (in addition to the one above) here’s what we got for you so far: (more…)
The cast for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past is huge, and it keeps getting bigger. We knew the big names and central characters from X-Men: First Class had to come back for the film to recapture that cinematic magic, but would many of the secondary characters might not make the cut? While Emma Frost (January Jones), Azazel (Jason Flemyng) and Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones) have yet to make an appearance on set, Havok (Lucas Till) was seen and photographed on set just yesterday.
The production is currently shooting in Montreal. A Montreal local (*Ahem, Adult film star) Pierre Fitch snagged a couple of shots with Till and Singer while on set. Now Till is not in costume and could just be visiting the set to see old friends, but it’s more likely he’s there to shoot some scenes as Havok.
When you consider this and the report that Halle Berry (Storm) and James Marsden (Cyclops) were spotted by a fellow passenger flying back from Montreal, we could be getting scenes with both Havok and Cyclops. Their brothers in the comics, but with the differences in ages and timing of their appearances in the movie franchise, Havok might end up being Cyclops father or uncle.
The more the merrier I say. Get all the mutants shoved in there you can. What do you think?
Everyone loves to see the extra stuff that was cut or left out of movies. This is the extended Havok scene from X-Men First Class that did not make the final movie cut. This NerdBastard is pleased to see the scene, but also quite happy that this scene was edited to the much shorter and lighter “mood-ed” scene that made the final cut. Really though, Professor X is a telepath. He didn’t know that Havok was having trouble with the death of his team-mate and friend? On the one hand I enjoyed seeing the stumbling Professor that can’t seem to keep his mouth shut when he needs to, but it would have taken the “training montage” of the X-Men team down to morose-ville.
What do you think? Should this scene have been included in the movie as is or the shorter version?
‘X-men: First Class‘- directed by Matthew Vaughn– tells the story of the formation of the X-men through the events of Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) early friendship. 60’s, mutants and mayhem….Blah, blah blah. Y’all know that. The recent trailer did it’s justice in capturing attention. Had a bunch of snappy cuts and a ominous score. We even got some nice characters posters for Magneto and Xavier, but they’re international so they don’t count. Since then however, the US marketing seems to have taken a nose dive. Namely with the domestic character posters for Magneto and Xavier (Above). They are black and white silhouettes with floating heads inside their pants. They’re pretty much the worst movie posters known to man. Unless of course you like crotch posters. You would think/hope a major studio would hire a crack team oh artists to make killer posters for the flick. Maybe something retro looking. Something inspired by 50s illustrator Saul Bass. Which is exactly what user Duckala and posted on the cookdandbombd forum (sample above). They’re awesome and FOX should take notice. You can check out the collection after the jump.
In other First Class coverage, here’s a not-too-revealing look at Lucas Till as Havok standing in a burning hangar. It’s still a mystery on what the heck Havok is doing in this flick in the first place. In Marvel history, Havok is the brother of Cyclops, who doesn’t factor into First Class at all, and who preceded Havok’s involvement with the X-Men. Though, Bryan Singer did say this version of the character is not related to Cyclops. That just makes it all the more dumber.
HIT THE JUMP for the Domestic and International X-Men: First Class character posters, the collection of fan-made posters and a larger look at Lucas Till as Havok