Thursday, April 9, 2015
It was confirmed today that a new version of the character Angel will be appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse..
It's official - Bryan Singer has confirmed exclusively to Empire that Angel will be in X-Men: Apocalypse, and that he'll be played by Ben Hardy.
Hardy, a former EastEnders star, was cast a while back, but his character name was withheld. But as the latest X-Men movie gets closer to production in Montreal, speculation has abounded for weeks that he would be playing Angel, a winged mutant who was one of the original X-Men, so Empire got on the phone with Singer and asked him for confirmation.
“Ben Hardy is Angel – I shall confirm it for you!” said Singer. “But he’s not a very nice Angel! And that’s all I’ll say…”
Although the Angel character has already appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand (played by Ben Foster above), it looks like this new character version might turn from working with the X-Men using his natural wings to working for Apocalypse (the baddie) as his alter-ego Archangel with new-and-improved knives for wings.
So, does this fate lie in store for Ben Hardy’s Angel? We’ll find out for sure when X-Men: Apocalypse, which reunites the First Class/Days Of Future Past gang of James McAvoy’s Professor X, Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast, along with newcomers Hardy, Isaac, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp as Storm and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, opens next year.
This could turn out to be very interesting...