‘EastEnders’ actor joins ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ cast

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EastEnders star Ben Hardy has now officially joined the cast of the next X-Men movie.

Hardy has played Peter Beale since 2013 and departed the BBC One soap in last night’s episode.

Variety reports that the exact role is “unknown at this time, but sources say the part is significant to the X-Men universe”.

The follow-up to X-Men: Days Of Future Past begins filming in April and is due to arrive in UK cinemas in May 2016.

Director Bryan Singer announced last month that Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) will play Jean Grey in the film.

Game Of Thrones Sophie Turner Sansa

Returning cast members include James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult. They’ll be joined by Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse.

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