X-Men First Class Ready to Cry Havok? No Kick-Ass Cyclops?

Earlier in the day it looked like a sure thing that “Kick Ass’s” Aaron Johnson would be playing young Cyclops in Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class”, but now that seems to be in some doubt. EW claims to have it on good authority that Johnson will not be Cyclops in “First Class” — or playing any part in the movie at all, actually.

EW goes on to offer up this bit of casting rumor: Lucas Till (“Hannah Montana: The Movie”, top left) is currently in negotiations to play Havok in “First Class”. Or perhaps not. The article hedges their bets and claims it could all be a ruse, because, apparently, that’s something the studio feels like doing — lying about casting. Why, I couldn’t tell you, since it serves no purpose that I can see.

If Havok does appear in “First Class”, it would be quite awesome. I’ve always been a fan of Havok, aka Alex Summers, little bro to the X-Men’s leader, Cyclops. Then again, it could just be the costume (not the new fangled one he’s sporting below, natch). Or those groovy plasma blasts he fires. Probably a combination of both.