Olivia Munn Joins Cast of X-Men: Apocalypse as Psylocke

Monday, 13 April 2015 - 5:03PM
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X-Men: Apocalypse
Monday, 13 April 2015 - 5:03PM
Olivia Munn Joins Cast of X-Men: Apocalypse as Psylocke
Bryan Singer has just announced another delightfully geeky cast member for his upcoming movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, and I must say, this one in particular make me really, really happy. Singer took to Instagram this afternoon to reveal that Olivia Munn has joined the cast as X-Men: Apocalypse's Betsy Braddock, aka Psylocke

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

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In Marvel's comics, Betsy Braddock first came onto the scene as the Twin of Captain Britain, but is far better known as the telepathic mutant, Psylocke. Psylocke eventually becomes a powerful fighter, using her telepathic powers to generate telekinetic weapons including a Katana (she has trained as a ninja), and daggers, as well as being able to channel her telekinesis to give her something akin to super strength. Braddock was born in the UK, but it's not clear if Munn will be attempting a British accent for the role.

Munn is something of a geek icon and has never shied away from her fanaticism for all things nerdy, appearing in Star Wars fandom documentary, Jedi Junkies and making her name on G4's brilliantly geeky, Attack of the Show!.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on 27th May 2016.
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