EastEnders' Ben Hardy attends the KISS FM Haunted House Party at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on October 31, 2014 in London, England.
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February 24, 2015 11:09 PM EST

British actor Ben Hardy has reportedly landed a key role in Bryan Singer’s upcoming movie X-Men: Apocalypse.

Hardy’s part in the comic-book film sequel hasn’t yet been disclosed but the Wrap reports it will be “important.”

Fans of British dramas will recognize Hardy as Peter Beale from long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders. He’ll be joining X-Men regulars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult.

New faces include Tye Sheridan (Mud, Tree of Life) as Cyclops, Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) as Jean Grey, Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) as Storm and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Nightcrawler.

Filming for X-Men: Apocalypse is set to start in April, and the movie is due to hit theaters on May 27, 2016.

[The Wrap]

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