‘EastEnders’ actor’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ role confirmed

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EastEnders star Ben Hardy’s role in the next X-Men movie has been revealed.

Directed by Bryan Singer, the follow-up to X-Men: Days Of Future Past is due to arrive in UK cinemas in May 2016.

Singer told Empire: “Ben Hardy is Angel – I shall confirm it for you!”

He teased: “But he’s not a very nice Angel! And that’s all I’ll say…”

The role of Angel was previously played by Ben Foster in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand.

Hardy joined the BBC One soap as Peter Beale in 2013 and his character left Albert Square in February.

It was announced earlier this year that Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) will play Jean Grey in the film.

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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