Ben Hardy to join ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

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Ben Hardy has been cast on “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

The British “EastEnders” actor is reportedly in final negotiations for a mystery key role in the upcoming X-Men film directed by Bryan Singer.

According to TheWrap, Ben Hardy is in talks for a “key, as-yet-undisclosed” role. Reps for both 20th Century Fox and Hardy have not responded to requests for comment.

Ben Hardy is known for playing Peter Beale on BBC One’s “EastEnders.” If negotiations pushed through, he will join other cast members Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, KodiSmit-McPhee and Alexandra Shipp to play younger Jean Grey, Cyclops, Nightcrawler and Storm respectively. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult will also reprise their respective role as Professor X, Magneto, Mystique and Beast.

Production for X-Men: Apocalypse kicks off in April for a May 27, 2016 release.

Photos by: Phil Lewis/Lexi Jones/WENN.com

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