Ben's blockbuster movie role was revealed in February, but now film director Bryan Singer has confirmed Ben will play the winged mutant, who was one of the original X-Men.
"Ben Hardy is Angel," Bryan confirmed to Empire. "But he's not a very nice Angel! And that's all I'll say…"
Ben will star alongside the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.
This is a major leap to Hollywood for the young actor, who rose to fame after playing market stall trader Peter Beale on BBC One soap EastEnders.
Ben's last scenes were aired in February, as viewers watched Peter and pregnant girlfriend Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) leave Albert Square to live a new life in New Zealand.
X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for release in 2016.
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