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Olivia Munn is X-Men: Apocalypse’s Psylocke

Are there any X-Men who aren’t going to be in X-Men Apocalypse? Wolverine might not show up, but director Brian Singer is still looking to fill it with as many mutants as he possibly can.

We already know about Lana Condor’s Jubilee, Kodi Smit-McPhee’s Nightcrawler, Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, the young versions of people who were in the other movies, and everybody returning from X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Now we can throw purple-loving (and pants-hating) telepath Psylocke onto the pile, with Variety reporting that she’ll be played by Olivia Munn.


Like all X-Men who have been around for a while, Psylocke’s history in the comics is weird and confusing. Her real name is Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock, she’s the sister of Captain Britain, and she has psychic powers. At some point, her mind got put into the body of a Japanese ninja and she started using her powers to create purple knives and swords. Hopefully Apocalypse will skip almost all of that and the entire movie won’t be devoted to explaining why a psychic British lady is now a Japanese ninja.

X-Men: Apocalypse will be in theaters on May 27, 2016.

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