Ben Hardy Lands "X-Men: Apocalypse" Role

According to Variety, British actor Ben Hardy -- best known for his work on the BBC soap opera "EastEnders" -- has been cast in Fox's "X-Men: Apocalypse" film.

Though his role is as-of-yet unknown, Variety's sources report that Hardy will play a significant part in the "X-Men" universe.

Recently, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp were cast as younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm, respectively. Considering his appearance and the casting of the other original five X-Men (Nicholas Hoult is slated to return as Beast), it's possible that the 24-year-old actor could play Warren Worthington III, better known as Angel.

James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender will also return to the franchise as Professor X, Mystique and Magneto.

"X-Men: Apocalypse" is scheduled to arrive May 27, 2016.

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