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Olivia Munn to Play Psylocke in Next Summer's 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

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April 13, 2015

Olivia Munn / Psylocke

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:

Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #XMEN

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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.

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Reader Feedback - 25 Comments

1

LOL, this lady is not an actress, she is eye candy for nerds. How she is still around amazes me.

Brian Sleider on Apr 13, 2015

2

Eye candy for nerds - in a movie for nerds. Makes a lot of sense to me.

Jay on Apr 13, 2015

3

Not like there are women out there who can act AND look good.....

Brian Sleider on Apr 13, 2015

4

and she's PERFECT for Psylocke ! IF Singer didn't want to double dip with Kelly Hu , a better 1st choice kudos to Casting ..they did their job ..... Now , up to the director to get a good movie out of her . don't be so cruel , ..until you look u the movie where she and a guy were on the run , in Canada ...prob find it at IMDB ...you may have only seen here in comedies

Dominic on Apr 14, 2015

5

You cannot get a good movie out of a bad actor.

Brian Sleider on Apr 14, 2015

6

well only if that bad actor is the lead .... she;s more part of the ensemble , and only has to emote the Betsy Braddock story .. again u blame the director , if she flops , before her

Dominic on Apr 15, 2015

7

She was apart of a relatively good HBO series.

Xerxexx on Apr 14, 2015

8

Not even GOOD eye candy. I think there are way better choices out there. Jamie Chung or if you want an older woman Maggie Q.

David Brown on Apr 14, 2015

9

I think she's a very good choice... maybe she's not the best actress around but she's got the right looks. And when a director is good, even passable actors can deliver good performances.

Zed68 on Apr 14, 2015

10

Horrible casting choice here!!! All those actresses busting their butts in LA trying to get a booking while working at The Coffee Bean and they give Munn the role....C'mon Hollywood....book some new talent, give some hungry actors a shot....please 😉

PikeyOneil on Apr 14, 2015

11

She can't be worse than the shit show that was January Jones in X MEN FIRST CLASS.

DAVIDPD on Apr 15, 2015

12

Ah, yes. It's like every Geek and Nerd's Masturbatory/Wet-Dream.

Mark Brackney on Apr 18, 2015

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