Olivia Munn Cast as Psylocke In X-Men: Apocalypse

olivia-munn-psylocke"Geek goddess" and The Newsroom actress Olivia Munn has been cast as Betsy "Psylocke" Braddock in the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, director Bryan Singer announced today via Twitter.

Munn has previously appeared as a host on Attack of the Show! and had minor roles on Chuck and in Iron Man 2.

Psylocke was created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe in 1976 for Captain Britain and later integrated more fully into the X-Men universe. She's a model with powerful psychic powers and advanced martial arts training.

Apocalypse takes place a decade after Days of Future Past and is a seamless next step in the story. The altering of time has unleashed a new and uniquely powerful enemy. Charles/Professor X, Erik/Magneto, Raven/Mystique, and Hank/Beast are joined by young Cyclops, Storm, Jean and others as the X-Men must fight their most formidable foe yet – an ancient unrelenting force determined to cause an apocalypse unlike any in human history.

The film is due in theaters on May 27, 2016.

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  1. Not sure about this one. Munn has the look, but physically? It's gonna be fake martial arts, like with a lot of camera switching to make it look cool.

  2. Not to mention her great work, both serious and comedic, on HBO's The Newsroom. She showed she can really act! About time she played a comic book character. 

  3. At this point Operaman should have walked in and sang "MISTAKE!!!!"

    • HartThorn
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    As much as I love Munn... this seems awkward on a couple levels. Not sure what her fight choreography skills are, not to mention it seems like they are leap froggy right over her past with Captain Britain. And also not sure of her accent work. Her being british is actually kind of important to the character. I am conflicted but hopeful.

    And honestly, might just be residual silly memories from AotS that's coloring my thoughts.

  4. apparently no one remembers that scarlet johanson had zero fight training before becoming black widow. also they used doubles with her as well and she ended up having some kick ass fight scenes on film

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