While it has yet to be confirmed who the actor will be playing, Variety is reporting Ben Hardy, who stars in “East Enders”, has joined the cast of the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film, in a role which that outlets says will represent a “significant” character in the comic book Marvel Universe. We should also note Hardy’s name has been brought up before in connection with the sequel. Originally, Hardy was listed as contender for the role of Cyclops, a role which in the end, went to Tye Sheridan.
James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult will lead the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, which will also see the return of Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Evan Peters as Quicksilver and newcomers Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Sheridan as young versions of Storm, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler and Cyclops. The film is being written by Simon Kinberg from a treatment by Mike Dougherty, Dan Harris and Kinberg.
Cameras for X-Men: Days of Future Past will start rolling on the next adventure in Montreal beginning in April.
The film is set for release on May 27, 2016.