X-Men: Apocalypse's Olivia Munn Explains Why She Loves Psylocke


When X-Men: Apocalypse releases later this year, it will feature the immortal titan's four horsemen. One of those just happens to be fan favorite X-Man Psylocke, but in this iteration of the character, she isn't an X-Man just yet.

The actress who brings Psylocke to life on screen, Olivia Munn, recently chatted with CNET about what drew her to the character, and why she wanted the role.

"I've loved Psylocke for so long. She's a really, really strong badass female character in this comic book world where a lot of times the women don't get to be strong and badass. You see a lot of superheroes [who] don't always want to kill, and they'll avoid it if they can. She's never had a problem killing, and I like that she was the bad guy that had no problem being the bad guy. She's telekinetic and telepathic so she can read your mind. She can create anything with her mind. To win any fights, she can just create a mountain and have it fall down on you, but she chooses to create a sword so she can kill up close and personal. I always thought that was really cool and badass."

I too have always enjoyed the character for her fearlessness and lethality, and also second Munn's opinion of her being a badass female character. In fact, that is one of the reasons I've always preferred the X-Men, as they always seemed to have an abundance of powerful women that could always hold their own in any fight.

X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 27th.


via CNET