Rumors that Angel could appear in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse have been out there for a while, but now it looks like the character has been confirmed. Ben Hardy of EastEnders, has been reportedly cast as the airborne mutant.
UPDATE: Tho my initial scoop suggested otherwise, I’m hearing BEN HARDY is indeed playing ANGEL in X-Men: Apocalypse. http://t.co/EAOT32XUkA
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) March 31, 2015
Not coincidentally, I expect, this announcement coincides with another interesting bit of concept art from Singer, showing who could only be Angel trapped in a giant bird cage.
Some production art. #XMEN #XmenApocalypse
Angel has previously appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand, portrayed by Ben Foster. Now that he’s appearing in a movie with Apocalypse, many fans expect that his comic backstory as one of Apocalypse’s minions may come into play.
X-Men: Apocalypse brings doom to theaters May 27th, 2016.