On his Instagram account, Director Byran Singer announced that actress Olivia Munn (The Newsroom, G4’s Attack of the Show) is added to the cast in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. She will be playing the role of Psylocke.
Munn will be playing Elizabeth Braddock, the mutant telepath known as Psylocke. Her origin in the comics was that she’s the sister of Captain Britain. Eventually joined the X-Men, but almost got killed in one of their missions. Later on, she saved by transferring her mind to a Japanese-Ninja known as Kwannon. Since then, Psylocke has been known to be the Japanese ninja with a British accent and her usage of the Psychic Knife as her weapon of choice.
Olivia Munn will be joining James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Rose Byrne (Moira Mactaggert), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Ben Hardy (Angel) and Lana Condor (Jubilee). X-Men: Apocalypse will be out in theaters May 2016.
FUN FACT: Olivia Munn did a skit for G4’s Attack of the Show back then (she also hosted it for 4 years). Where she played Wonder Woman, mostly a lot of time, but memorable skit was Wonder Woman’s Guide to Office Safety. check on the video below.