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Bryan Singer Shows New Angel Concept Art from 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

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April 9, 2015
Source: Empire

X-Men: Apocalypse

After revealing a new piece of concept art from X-Men: Apocalypse last month that showed off Angel, director Bryan Singer has given us another look at the winged mutant, along with confirmation that Ben Hardy will indeed be playing the comic book character in the film. What's interesting though, is this new piece of concept art also seems to confirm that Angel will indeed become Archangel at some point, because the character has metal wings that are completely different from the regular, feathered wings we saw in last month's art. So it sounds like Angel will become a villain in Apocalypse, but will he stay that way in the end?

Here's the two pieces of X-Men: Apocalypse concept art of Angel from Empire:

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

Singer told Empire, "Ben Hardy is Angel – I shall confirm it for you! But he’s not a very nice Angel! And that’s all I’ll say." In the comic books, it was the villain Apocalypse (who will be played by Oscar Isaac in the film) who gave Archangel his metallic wings and turned him into a villain. The evolution of the character is much more complex than that, but since we only have so much time in a feature film, it will likely be abridged and different from the comic book arc. However, there's a chance that if Angel goes bad, he could still see the error of his ways and join the X-Men. X-Men: Apocalypse arrives May 16th, 2016. Good?

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  • Brian Sleider
    Nevermind.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    Nothing in Marvel OR in other studios for that matter, are justifying their original source when it comes to these movies, so why should anyone care anymore if their back/origin stories are twisted up and manipulated?! I know I've given up on that.
  • you'sajoke
    Looks fine and dandy to me. Although I wonder if they'll change his skin color. I wouldn't mind if they introduce him as already being archangel and being manipulated by Apocalypse. Then he ends up getting saved. I also would like a two part movie. Perhaps even a scene with magneto and maybe storm pursuing him in a flight fight. And I mean real flying. Not that hover above the ground and float back down stuff we've been seeing.
    • MattPeloquin
      We do need more in flight battles for mutants, where is Rogue when you need her?
      • you'sajoke
        I know
  • Chris Groves
    I absolutely hate how inconsistent this series is. Even when the time-travel alterations are taken into account.
    • Get A Clue
      The X Franchise needs a hard reboot asap. Fantastic Four looks DOA. Maybe it'll go back to Marvel too or they'll let Marvel Studios come in to do it right.
      • Chris Groves
        I'm becoming a bit more optimistic about Fantastic Four(Trank showed a lot of promise with Chronicle) but if it ultimately just ties into the X-Men series...that kills a lot of my enthusiasm. X-Men needs a fresh start, instead of just using time travel as a way to selectively disregard events of other films whenever it is convenient. The sad thing is that we probably would have gotten a 100% reboot of the series already if Hugh Jackman wasn't so committed to the character.
  • DAVIDPD
    He's got that terrible, neo-Hitler youth haircut... // Dig that modern steampunk look though.
  • Zac Blac
    man u shifting with the real angel we already saw in the past x men monie man,remove these prosthetics n let him be au naturele...feathery wings sprouting out n all
  • Send It All Back to Marvel
    Is this suppose to be Archangel? This is so NOT worthy of X-Men Apocalypse.
    • Get A Clue
      This CANNOT possible be Archangel. The colors are all wrong!
    • House of M
      If it is, it's rubbish.
  • House of M
    Singer is notorious for screwing things up to his own likings. The character probably would look better if they haven’t tried to combine the original Angel with Archangel. In essence it’s two different characters. I have not been impressed with his movies, as the X-men movies have been a giant letdown with so much talent they have in the cast. Growing up X-men was my favorite Marvel property, and Apocalypse was my favorite villian from the X-men. I can only imagine what a terrible movie this will be because of who is running the program. Days of Future past was terrible IMO, besides some special effects. Pick something that follows a comic book story arc and go with it. First Class was the best they have done so far, but I think that is because of Fassbender’s performance as Magneto. Still there was a lacking of great hero characters as well as villians. KB did well as Shaw, and Azazel was a good. White Queen was terrible, although hot, and Whirlwind or whoever he was was awful. People can hate Marvel all they want, and although the movies do differ from the comics in a few ways, they are still well put together and almost make you believe it’s real. Fox has done nothing but jack up the X-men franchise so bad, that they have had to introduce alternate timelines as a means to an end. It’s ok if you don’t agree with me, I’m just given my opinion.

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