Bryan Singer has officially confirmed rumors that the mutant Angel will be in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and the previously cast former “EastEnders” star Ben Hardy will take on the role. Singer told Empire today: “Ben Hardy is Angel – I shall confirm it for you. But he’s not a very nice Angel! And that’s all I’ll say.”
Singer also dropped two pieces of concept art regarding the character. The winged mutant was one of the original X-Men and was previously portrayed by Ben Foster in “X-Men: The Last Stand”. This version is expected to hew closer to the comics, one storyline of which featured Angel being transformed into ‘Death’ – one of the four artificially augmented ‘Horsemen’ mutants who do the bidding of their mast Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac).