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Now, with all the excitement surrounding X-Men: Apocalypse's recent casting of new actors to play Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Angel, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Jubilee and, by the time I've finished this sentence, presumably 10 or 12 more classic X-Men characters, it'd be easy to suspect that the movie is going to be overloaded with youthful mutants.

What we hadn't yet heard, though, was whether or not we'd be seeing any more from the original, X-Men: First Class generation of students - many of whom are, admittedly, seemingly MIA. Beast and Mystique are already present and accounted for, along with the more teacher-y Professor X and Magneto, but what about the rest of the students?

Well, the bad news is that Angel - the female version - was revealed by X-Men: Days of Future Past to have been killed by Trask, as, possibly, was Banshee. Which...only leaves us with the one hero.

The good news, then?

Havok's Back for X-Men: Apocalypse

Yup, that's right: the final remaining X-Men: First Class veteran, Alex Summers, a.k.a. Havok - as played by Lucas Till - will indeed be returning for X-Men: Apocalypse. After all, when Bryan Singer posts it to social media, it's about as official as it gets.

Whether or not he'll get a bigger role than he did in that briefly-go-to-the-washroom-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in X-Men: Days of Future Past, though, remains to be seen.

If he does get a larger role, though...

Havok Could Be a Key Component in X-Men: Apocalypse

The reason?

In the comics, he's (the newly cast) Cyclops' little brother.

Now, with the respective ages of Lucas Till and the new Cyclops, Tye Sheridan, being 24 and 18, we can realistically expect to see that switched around, to make Havok the elder sibling - but that still means we're likely to see the two brothers interact on screen for the first time.

Which, seeing as Havok's actually been receiving a little more love from Marvel comics of late - taking a leading role in the 'Uncanny Avengers' in recent years - may not actually be all that surprising. That being said - it's still great to hear...

What do you reckon, though?



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