First Set Photo of Ben Hardy as Angel in X-Men: Apocalypse

Monday, 10 August 2015 - 1:46PM
Monday, 10 August 2015 - 1:46PM
First Set Photo of Ben Hardy as Angel in X-Men: Apocalypse
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We still don't know for sure if we'll see Angel become Archangel in X-Men: Apocalypse, but judging from the first unsettling set photo of Ben Hardy as Angel, it seems fairly likely:

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Not only does Angel seem to be in pain, he seems to be in captivity, which is consistent with the last piece of concept art that showed Archangel in some kind of freak show:

Some production art. #XMEN #XmenApocalypse

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In the comics, Angel is a mutant who possesses large feathered wings on his back, until they are mutilated and then amputated during the Mutant Massacre. Apocalypse then spirits Angel away and offers to genetically modify him to grow organic metal wings, if Angel will serve as one of his Four Horsemen, mutants who serve Apocalypse against the interests of humanity. It hasn't been officially confirmed that Hardy will ultimately play Archangel, but it has been heavily implied. In addition to the above photos, Bryan Singer told Empire back in April,

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"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…"
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First Set Photo of Ben Hardy as Angel in X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Lana Condor as Jubilee, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, and Olivia Munn as Psylocke. The film comes out in theaters on May 19, 2016.
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