A Kiwi stuntman and actor has taken on his biggest role to date in the upcoming superhero blockbuster, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Andrew Stehlin plays the role of Red Lotus in the long-awaited instalment in the X-Men franchise, which is released in New Zealand on June 6 after being delayed due to extensive reshoots.

Stehlin's role as the mutant Red Lotus, who serves as Magneto's (Michael Fassbender) right-hand man in the film, was created after his stunt work on the film was noticed by its director, Simon Kinberg.

"There was a stunt team that went over to Montreal from Australia -

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