Olivia Munn is Psylocke in X-Men Apocalypse


Today is a great day for comic book movie news, with Bryan Singer announcing that Olivia Munn has been cast as Psylocke in X-Men Apocalypse. Below is the tweet from Mr. Singer:



Above is an artist rendering of Miss Munn as Psylocke and below is a little bit about the character from Marvel.com:


“Betsy Braddock was Sir James Braddock’s second child, and like her twin brother Brian, her life was secretly manipulated by Merlyn. The twins shared a close connection, but as they matured the adventurous Betsy also grew close to their elder brother Jamie. By the time their parents died, apparently in a lab accident but really murdered by the computer Mastermind, Betsy had become a charter pilot. When Mastermind’s agent Doctor Synne tried to kill Jamie, a concerned Betsy fetched Brian, but as she flew them home, Synne’s psychic attack caused her to crash. When she awoke, Synne’s illusions made Betsy attack her brothers, seeing them as monsters. After Synne was defeated she and Jamie were taken hostage by the Red Skull’s agents. Freed by Captains America and Britain, Betsy learned the latter was her brother Brian. Perhaps because of Synne’s mental intrusions, Betsy began to develop precognitive powers. She took up modeling, while her powers grew to include telepathy. Agent Matthew recruited Betsy into S.T.R.I.K.E.’s Psi Division, and she became fellow psi Tom Lennox’s lover. Because her father had been a member, she was sent to infiltrate the Hellfire Club, but was warned off by Tessa for her own protection.”  – Marvel.com

So what do you think about the latest addition to the X-Men universe? Are you excited for the movie? Is Olivia Munn the right person for the role? Have your say in the comments below…