Olivia Munn Puts X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Director and Writer on Blast for Not Knowing Their Comics
Twitter user @iamthatroby posted a clip of Olivia Munn’s AMA on reddit last month in which she answered the question: “Does it frighten you how crazy some folk get over comic to movie adaptations?”
In the clip, she professes her own fandom and says she totally gets why fans get crazy. She then went on to say how during the making of the 2016 film X-Men: Apocalypse, in which she played Psylocke, she was “actually surprised that the director and the writer didn’t even know that Psylocke had a twin Brother.”
That director and writer were Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg. She goes on to say that she had to talk to them a lot about Psylocke and other parts of the world they didn’t know about, and that, as a fan, was very frustrating.
I bet that was frustrating! Why would you make a movie with such a massive fanbase without doing just a little bit of homework on the rich world of characters that you’re working on? Or maybe not even the whole history and world, but at very minimum, a backstory on the characters in the movie you’re making!
Pretty crazy, but at least we know who to blame for the lack of success X-Men: Apocolypse saw.