Bryan Singer’s X-Men Cinematic Universe is something that’s been brewing for a long time yet the details about the plot remain unclear. What makes us more anxious about this universe is that “EastEnders” star Ben Hardy is set to play a mysterious key role in “X-Men: Apocalypse“.
The English actor is best known for portraying Peter Beale, a role that was previously played by Thomas Law from 2006 until 2010 in the long-running BBC soap opera “EastEnders”. He made his first appearance as Peter on 7th June 2013 and recently made his final appearance on 24th February 2015. He starred in David Hare’s 1998 British play “The Judas Kiss” and played a member of the hotel staff named Arthur Wellesley in 2012.
Back in November 2014, he was one of the actors shortlisted to play a young Cyclops but the role ultimately went to Tye Sheridan. Following his recent departure from “EastEnders”, he is set to play an undisclosed role in the upcoming “X-Men” movie.
Hardy was rumoured to play Angel, a X-Men character that was portrayed by Ben Foster in 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand”. However, multiple insiders told The Wrap that he has been cast in another important role instead.
Bryan Singer will direct “X-Men: Apocalypse” based on a screenplay written by Simon Kinberg, Mike Dougherty, and Dan Harris. The movie will begin filming in Montreal in April this year before its release on 27th May 2016.
James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult will return to reprise their respective “X-Men: Days of Future Past” roles. Oscar Isaac has joined the cast to play the titular villain Apocalypse, who is widely believed to be the first mutant and the oldest mutant in the X-Men Universe. Rose Byrne will reprise her role as Moira MacTaggert while newcomers Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee will play the young versions of of Storm, Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Nightcrawler.
Take a wild guess, everyone. Which X-Men character do you think Ben Hardy will be playing? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.