Ok, we know who’s playing Apocalypse, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm and Nightcrawler in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. But those characters were obviously going to be in the film. It’s time to step up your game, movie industry, and toss us some curve balls to get us pepped! Well now they’ve done just that, because not only do we have news that Angel will be making an appearance in the sequel, but we also know who’s playing. Hit that next paragraph fools!
According to Screenrant and Jeff Sneider of The Wrap’s Twitter feed, the role will be going to a young actor by the name of Ben Hardy. Hardy was reported to be in talks to star in the sequel at the end of February, without specifics on which mutant he’d be playing. Now there is confirmation that Hardy will strap on some giant feathery wings to play the giant feathery winged hero.
Hardy is best known for his role on British soap opera Eastenders. He’s joining a strong set of young actors who are playing fresh-faced versions of the mutant team as they rip it up in the 80’s against Apocalypse. Angel was previously played by Ben Foster in director Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand.
Angel has a rich comic history with Apocalypse, particularly as one of his roster of horsemen. Angel’s been on both sides of the fence when it comes to the X-Men, so it will be interesting to see which side he falls on this time around and whether or not he’ll fall under the influences of Apocalypse. I would put some serious money on it!
Hardy will be joining Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp and Kodi Smit-McPhee, who play Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm and Nightcrawler respectively.