Archangel spreads his wings in new X-Men: Apocalypse banner

There will be no fewer than six new superhero films released next year, and we already have trailers for Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Along with Doctor Strange, we're still waiting on our first bit of proper footage from X-Men: Apocalypse, and it's currently set to debut ahead (opens in new tab) of Star Wars: The Force Awakens later this month.

To tide us over until then, Twitter user @universoxmen (opens in new tab) has snapped a pic of a banner for the upcoming release, which features franchise newcomer Ben Hardy spreading his wings as Archangel. Check it out below...

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In related news, Alberta Film Ratings (opens in new tab) is reporting that the first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer has been rated PG and will run at two minutes twenty-four seconds. Here's hoping we'll see Archangel's wings in action soon...

Directed by Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: Apocalypse will be released in UK cinemas on May 19 2016 before making its way to US theatres on May 27 2016.

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.