In the past few weeks, director Bryan Singer has been tweeting photos over the upcoming sequel/prequel â€œX-Men: Days of Future Past.â€ 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 â€œDays of Future Past,â€ which ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981 during Chris Claremont and John Byrneâ€™s run and introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvelâ€™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 â€œParanoia.â€ During a one-on-one interview with actor Lucas Till, I couldnâ€™t help myself to ask a question about the X-Men. Iâ€™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 franchiseâ€”particularly with Singerâ€™s tweeted photo. He had something to reveal about that photo.
Check out the tweeted photo from last month:
Hereâ€™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 youâ€™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 youâ€™re trying value your privacy and the director suddenly pushes out your photo. One of the questions had to be asked isâ€”whatâ€™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. Theyâ€™re in the background there. Theyâ€™re not new to the franchise, but they have been reinvented. And theyâ€™re in there. One has tattoos and one a very distinct feature.
Just zoom in. I donâ€™t know if youâ€™re able to tell. But, theyâ€™re definitely there.
Latino-Review: Theyâ€™re definitely behind you in that photo?
Lucas Till: Theyâ€™re in the room with me. Yeah. Theyâ€™re part of my platoon, I guess.
Latino-Review: So theyâ€™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 Iâ€™m sitting here working on a movie that Iâ€™m so grateful in doing, right? But, they all go. Iâ€™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 Iâ€™m not thereâ€”all of them are. I own that place. I run that shit. [Laughter] I always have a good time when I go. Thatâ€™s the first year that theyâ€™re all there. Hopefully, itâ€™ll be different next year. Weâ€™ll see. Â
Which characters heâ€™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.
â€œX-Men: Days of Future Pastâ€ will be in theaters next year on May 23rd.