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Ben Hardy’s X-Men role confirmed

Peter Beale 2014Former EastEnders actor Ben Hardy is set to play ‘Angel’ in the upcoming instalment of the X-Men franchise, according to reports.

Hardy announced his departure from EastEnders is late 2014 following rumours he would be starring in a hit Hollywood blockbuster and his last scenes as Peter Beale aired following EastEnders’ historic ‘Live Week’.

Hardy’s exact role in the popular franchise was unknown until now. X-Men: Apocalypse will arrive in cinemas on May 27, 2016.

Johnny Carter

Meanwhile, Sam Strike ,who played Johnny Carter on the show from 2013 to 2014, has recently been confirmed to play the role of Jackson Sawyer (‘Leatherface’) in the upcoming spin-off of Texas Chainsaw Massacre titled ‘Leatherface’.

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