Olivia Munn Cast As Psylocke In X-Men: Apocalypse

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Fan-favorite mutant Betsy Braddock, a.k.a. Psylocke, will be joining the X-Men movie-verse in Apocalypse, and she'll be played by Olivia Munn! Director Bryan Singer Instagrammed the newscasting, making her the newest addition to the next X-movie's expanding mutant cast, although she undoubtedly won't be the last.


Two things: 1) Psylocke is best known for being a British mutant who burned into an Asian female who wield purple blades of psychic energy, which makes her one of the goofier X-Men, origin-wise. I would guess the movie will be avoiding her British upbringing and making her strictly a psychic ninja. 2) I was never a big fan of Olivia Munn on Attack of the Show, but she was actually a fine actress on The Newsroom (yes, The Newsroom had a ton of issues, but Munn's performance wasn't one of them.) This seems like some quality casting to me. Any ne have any concerns? And which mutant do you hope gets added next? Personally, I have my fingers crossed for Longshot... and his mullet.


She can't act. From day 1 on AOTS you could tell, she was there to be an actress and she can't even do that. She was horrible on the daily show too. She panders, she seemed frustrated and condescending to the geeks that supported her.

Eh, I just hope like all of Bryan Singers movies, she's wasted just like Bishop was. Five lines of dialogue max.