Olivia Munn Joins 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
Add another fan-favorite character to the cast of next year's X-Men: Apocalypse, with director Bryan Singer announcing via Instagram that Olivia Munn will play the telepathic Psylocke in the follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Singer revealed that the Newsroom actress would play Betsy Braddock in the movie (presumably before the confusing and overcomplicated plot that saw her changed from a caucasian former supermodel to a Japanese ninja for no immediately obvious reason ). Apocalypse is currently in production for a summer 2016 release.
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The comic book's Psylocke was created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe for the British Captain Britain series, where she appeared throughout the 1970s and '80s, before joining the X-Men in 1987's Uncanny X-Men No. 213. Since that time, she has been a mainstay both of the main team and spin-off series including Exiles and X-Force.
Munn will join a cast that includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence in the movie, which hits theaters May 27 next year. Munn is repped by CAA and Atlas Artists.
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