Did you spot EastEnders’ Peter Beale in the new X-Men Apocalypse trailer?

From Albert Square to the Super Bowl, Ben Hardy's career is soaring...


Never mind Bobby Beale and his EastEnders beast within – big brother Peter has hopped across the pond and he’s beating up Nicholas Hoult’s Beast in the latest teaser for the upcoming X-Men Apocalypse.


Peter (or Ben Hardy as he’s known in the ‘real’ world) was initially tipped to play a young Cyclops, before running a casting rumour gauntlet and ending up with a different role in the latest film in the X-Men franchise.

He’s playing Angel – aka Warren Worthington III – a young Mutant who arrives in the company of big bad Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), hell bent on bringing about the end of days.

And it turns out all those argy bargies “daaaaaahn the Queen Vic” were great preparation for what’s to come. Just look at that swing he makes in the new teaser for the film, released during last night’s Super Bowl.


And those WINGS.

It’s a long way from the days of carrying jars of pickled onions around dad Ian’s chippy, eh?


X-Men Apocalypse opens in UK cinemas on 19th May 2016