It has become official that EastEnders star Ben Hardy will be playing the character Angel in Bryan Singer’s upcoming installment X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. The film, set in the 1980s, will follow the X-Men: First Class cast, along with a slew of younger classic mutants, as they battle an ancient mutant who threatens destruction upon the world. The new cast additions include Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Kodi Smit-McPhee, who was recently announced to play Nightcrawler.
We previously speculated that Hardy would portray Angel when he was cast in February. See the original article here. The character was portrayed by Ben Foster in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand. Concept art for the character in the upcoming film was released earlier this week.
Hardy currently stars on the British series EastEnders, and stars in a television film for the series.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer