Bryan Singer has been teasing the return of Angel to the X-Men world for sometime, but today it's official. Angel's back, and he's got a brand-new look — but it's one that should be very familiar to comics fans.
Last time we saw this character, he was being played by Ben Foster in X-Men: The Last Stand, with bird-like wings. Now Empire Magazine is reporting that EastEnders actor Ben Hardy has been cast in the role of Angel, but this new X-Men Apocalypse concept art shows a whole new mutant with a pair of extremely different wings on his back. Bryan Singer told Empire Magazine, “[H]e’s not a very nice Angel! And that’s all I’ll say…”
Comics fans will likely recognize these as the metal wings of Archangel, the moniker Angel took when he joined forces with the evil mutant Apocalypse. Angel's original wings had been destroyed, and he was so despondent he agreed to serve as Apocalypse's Horseman of Death in exchange for these replacements.
It seems a pretty safe guess Angel will be making a similar deal in the Apocalypse movie. You can check out more images of Angel's new wings over at Empire.