Olivia Munn to Play Psylocke in Next Summer's 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
by Ethan Anderton
April 13, 2015
Perhaps the only thing more abundant than Disney's plans for a new live-action adaptation of their animated classics is news of yet another cast member joining the mutant ranks of X-Men: Apocalypse. And today brings one more addition to the comic book sequel with director Bryan Singer revealing on Instagram that "The Newsroom" and Magic Mike co-star Olivia Munn will be taking the role of Betsy Braddock, who fans probably know better as the psychic warrior Psylocke. The character was only briefly glimpsed in X-Men: The Last Stand, but this will be the first time the mutant will be prominently featured.
Here's the X-Men: Apocalypse casting update from Bryan Singer himself today:
Psylocke has also been one of the title villain Apocalypse's (Oscar Isaac) Four Horseman, so she may not be a good guy all the time. Munn joins a long list of new cast members taking on the roles of both new mutants, and young versions of mutants we've seen before. Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Kodi Smit-McPhee join the team as Storm, Jean Grey, Cyclops and Nightcrawler respectively with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Rose Byrne all reprising their franchise roles. Meanwhile, newcomer Lana Condor will be Jubilee, Ben Hardy has been confirmed to play Angel (see concept art here) and Evan Peters is supposed to show up as Quicksilver again. There's certainly going to be a lot going on in this one., so stay tuned for more updates.