Bryan Singer Confirmed Angel With This Awesome Production Art

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Empire Online confirmed through X-Men director Bryan Singer that flying fan-favorite, Angel will be appearing in next years X-Men: Apocalypse. He also confirmed that the winged mutant will be played by Ben Hardy.

Fans beware, Singer also let us know, "he’s not a very nice Angel! And that’s all I’ll say…" Based on that art, we think we might be lookin at Archangel, Apocalypse's right hand.

Another New Mutant Takes Flight for X-Men: Apocalypse

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The cast for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse keeps getting bigger and bigger. Rounding out today's news is Ben Hardy, veterancast member of the long running British soap EastEnders getting the role of Warren Worthington III, more famously known as Angel.

Angel joining the cast comes as no shock to fans. He's a pretty integral part of of the Apocalypse storyline, and Bryan Singer released this concept art last week.



Though that does mean we'll have 4/5 of the original X-Men team.

Jennifer Lawrence Leaving Franchise After "X-Men: Apocalypse"

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Despite all the great news Fox has had about it's X-Men: Apocalypse casting in the past couple months, the franchise is taking a serious blow. Superstar, Jennifer Lawrence has confirmed she will be leaving the series after 2016's trilogy finale. Fox hit the jackpot, bringing her on as the shapeshifting Mystique for X-Men: First Class just before she hit super-stardom in The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook, but now the actress is moving on.

Apocalypse is the third installment in the young X-Men storyline. Lead by Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult, it will act as a transitional piece as Fox ramps up the franchise to compete with Marvel's Avenger's universe. With a planned Deadpool, Gambit, and another Wolverine spin-off all in the works, Fox is hoping to make an X-Men extended universe that can hold it's own against the Marvel and DC behemoths.

Lawrence's exit is probably best for both parties, allowing the Oscar-winner to pursue different fare, while simultaneously allowing Fox to explore other characters in the X-Men catalogue. Let's just hope the X-Men franchise can survive without her strength in the box office.