Olivia Munn Cast as Psylocke in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
Director Bryan Singer has announced that Olivia Munn has been cast in the role of Betsy Braddock a.k.a. Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse. I'm not the biggest fan of Munn, but I guess she'll be fine in the role. For those of you not familiar with the character here's some information on her, thanks to Marvel:
"Psylocke can generate a telekinetic katana, or direct her telekinesis through her fists to strike as if she had superhuman strength; she is also immune to telepathic probes and attacks. Psylocke's original powers were precognition, telepathy, mental bolts, mind control, and generating illusions. After Roma resurrected her, Betsy was briefly invisible to all mechanical detection devices. She could generate a "psychic knife" to stun or kill opponents. The Crimson Dawn gave her the power to travel via shadows, and to become virtually invisible in same. After swapping powers with Jean Grey, Betsy could create force fields, move objects with her mind, and generate energy blades."
Hopefully Singer will let her badassery shine in the movie. Munn joins returning cast members James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, and Evan Peters as Quicksilver. Other newcomers include Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Lana Condor, and Kodi Smit-McPhee as young versions of Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey, Jubilee, and Nightcrawler, respectively. Then, of course, there's Ben Hardy as Archangel.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be released on May 27th, 2016.