In the past few weeks, director Bryan Singer has been tweeting photos over the upcoming sequel/prequel “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” And then it was one of the most important highlights out of San Diego Comic-Con International last month.
The film will be based on the comic book storyline “Days of Future Past,” which ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981 during Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s run and introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.
Latino-Review was present at the press junket for the upcoming thriller “Paranoia.” During a one-on-one interview with actor Lucas Till, I couldn’t help myself to ask a question about the X-Men. I’m sure none of the reporters could resist either.
So rather than asking questions about the plot, I simply asked to explain about the announcement of Havok returning to franchise—particularly with Singer’s tweeted photo. He had something to reveal about that photo.
Check out the tweeted photo from last month:
Here’s part of the transcript below from the interview:
Latino-Review: Obviously, one of the biggest projects you have coming up is X-Men. You did complete that. And they announced that you’re coming back.
Lucas Till: Yeah, yeah right. I am.
Latino-Review: [Bryan Singer] announced it in a nice fashionable way by tweeting a photo online, which is kind of ironic because you’re trying value your privacy and the director suddenly pushes out your photo. One of the questions had to be asked is—what’s up with that photo?
Lucas Till: [Laughter] Well, yeah. I would challenge you or anybody else to spot two or three other mutants [in that photo]. At least two. They’re in the background there. They’re not new to the franchise, but they have been reinvented. And they’re in there. One has tattoos and one a very distinct feature.
Just zoom in. I don’t know if you’re able to tell. But, they’re definitely there.
Latino-Review: They’re definitely behind you in that photo?
Lucas Till: They’re in the room with me. Yeah. They’re part of my platoon, I guess.
Latino-Review: So they’re part of your team. Is that part of your current time? Or past time? Can you say?
Lucas Till: I probably could, but I kind of like people guessing. [Laughter]
Latino-Review: Of course. Were you there at the Comic-Con announcement?
Lucas Till: Dude? So I’m sitting here working on a movie that I’m so grateful in doing, right? But, they all go. I’ve been to Comic-Con like for the past four years in a row.
Latino-Review: I know. I was looking for you in that big group picture.
Lucas Till: The one year that I’m not there—all of them are. I own that place. I run that shit. [Laughter] I always have a good time when I go. That’s the first year that they’re all there. Hopefully, it’ll be different next year. We’ll see.
Which characters he’s referring to in the photo? We highlighted and zoomed in for you. So help us out, which other mutants or characters appear in the photo. Tell us below.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” will be in theaters next year on May 23rd.