Ben Foster (Six Feet Under) will play the mutant Archangel (aka Angel) in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men 3, reports Variety.
In the comics, carefree millionaire Warren Worthington III was the high-flying, heroic Angel. But Warren’s world came crashing down when dark forces conspired to clip his wings. Recovered from his brush with evil, Archangel again soars the skies alongside the uncanny X-Men.
The actor joins fellow “X-Men” newcomers Kelsey Grammer and Vinnie Jones in the second sequel, which reteams Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen and Ian McKellen. Brett Ratner is directing the third installment, scheduled to hit theaters on May 26, 2006.
Foster’s recent films include Hostage and The Punisher.