Young British actor Ben Hardy has scored what’s said to be a key role in Bryan Singer’s upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse” for 20th Century Fox.
What that role is right now is unknown, but it is said to be “significant to the X-Men universe”. Speculation has already pointed to him as a potential young Colossus as, though average height at 5’10”, Hardy is quite buff. Others have suggested a new take on Angel/Archangel.
Hardy’s only other screen credit is his regular role as Peter Beale on long-running British soap “EastEnders” with his character departing the soap earlier this week.
Hardy joins a cast that includes James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp. Filming begins in April in Montreal ahead of a May 2016 release.