Bryan Singer Shows New Angel Concept Art from '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:
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?