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British Hottie Ben Hardy Joins 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Cast

Ben Hardy has joined the cast of the upcoming movie X-Men: Apocalypse in a key role, according to TheWrap.

The 24-year-old British actor is best known for his work in the BBC soap series EastEnders.

There are some reports that Ben will be playing the role of Angel, though these are not confirmed at all.

Ben will be joining a star-studded cast consisting of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and newcomers like Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Alexandra Shipp. The film will be released on May 27, 2016.

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Casts Young Storm, Cyclops, & Jean Grey!

X-Men: Apocalypse has found some new mutants in Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp, according to a tweet from director Bryan Singer.

Sophie will play Jean Grey, who has been played by Famke Janssen in the past movies.

Tye is starring as Cyclops — previously played by James Marsden.

Alexandra is playing Storm, portrayed by Halle Berry previously.

“Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse,” Bryan tweeted.

Also pictured inside: Sophie arriving on a flight at LAX that same day.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of this new casting?


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Top 10 Highest Grossing Films of 2014 - See the Full List Here!

As 2014 comes to a close, we’re bringing you the top 10 highest grossing films at the box office this year!

It was a hot year for movies – we saw Chris Pratt break out as a totally hot movie star with his film Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as his hit animated flick The Lego Movie. Jennifer Lawrence was another box office success with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past, both making the top ten highest grossing films of the year. In fact, Jennifer was recently named the top-grossing actress of the year with her films!

Click inside to find out the top 10 highest grossing films of 2014… More Here! »

Oscar Isaac Lands Villain Role in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'!

Oscar Isaac is going from one major franchise to another one – he just landed the lead villain role in the upcoming film X-Men: Apocalypse, according to TheWrap!

The 35-year-old actor just wrapped up work on Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and he will begin production on X-Men in the spring.

Apocalypse is going to highlight the romance between Jennifer Lawrence‘s Mystique and Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto. There will of course be plenty of other mutants in the mix and casting is underway for the roles of young Jean Grey and Cyclops with some big names involved!

'X-Men: Apocalypse': Who is Being Considered For Young Jean Grey & Cyclops Roles?

Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning, and Hailee Steinfeld are all in contention for the role of young Jean Grey in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse, according to The Wrap!

The film is also eyeing Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe, and Timothee Chalamet for the role of young Cyclops in the film, which is scheduled to start filming in the spring of 2015.

A source shared that Chloe and Elle met with Bryan in recent weeks as he starts searching for the perfect Jean Grey, who will also appear in future X-Men movies.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of these young stars in X-Men: Apocalypse?

Bryan Singer Officially Directing 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Bryan Singer is officially set to direct the upcoming movie X-Men: Apocalypse, according to Deadline.

The 49-year-old director previously helmed the first two movies in the X-Men franchise and then returned for this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, which combined casts from the original film and the reboot. The most recent film is the so far the most successful one in the franchise’s history with a worldwide gross of $746 million.

Bryan‘s participation in the movie had long been rumored while he was facing claims of sexual abuse from a man named Michael Egan, who finally dropped the lawsuit last month.

Production on X-Men: Apocalypse will begin early next year and a release date has been set for May 27, 2016.

'Deadpool' Movie Gets Release Date, Will Ryan Reynolds Star?!

The long-awaited X-Men spin-off Deadpool has finally been set into motion and it just got a release date of February 12, 2016.

Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Comics are teaming up for the new film and Tim Miller will be making his feature film directorial debut with the movie. He previously did the visual effects for the cult favorite Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Ryan Reynolds, who played the role in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is rumored to play the part, but he is not yet confirmed. Some test footage recently leaked and Ryan actually commented on it.

“There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, ‘Oh, so we weren’t crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.’ It’s interesting to see the power of the Internet. It’s awe-inspiring, actually,” Ryan told the Niagara Falls Review. “And it’s neat that Twitter and Facebook and Instagram can move mountains when used in the right way.”

‘Deadpool’ Test Footage
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