X-Men: Apocalypse Adds EastEnders Star Ben Hardy

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According to The Wrap, director Bryan Singer has cast Ben Hardy in 20th Century Fox's upcoming comic book movie, X-Men: Apocalypse.

The Wrap doesn't know who Hardy will be playing the film but did describe it as "a key, as-yet-undisclosed role." At one time, Hardy was rumored to be in the running for a young Cyclops, but that part eventually went to Tye Sheridan ("Mud").

24-year-old British actor is best known for playing Peter Beale in the long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders.

X-Men: Apocalypse will open in theaters May 27, 2016