Olivia Munn to play Psylocke in “X-Men: Apocalypse” confirmed director Bryan Singer. Read on.
The news was confirmed after Singer posted a photo on social network site Instagram on Monday where he captioned it, “Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock!#Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #XMEN”.
The American actress and model will play Betsy Braddock known as Psylocke and will join other stars including Sophie Turner as the young Jean Grey, Lana Condor as Jubilee and the antagonist Apocalypse played by En Sabah Nur.
Meanwhile, Professor Xavier and Magneto will be played by McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. Meanwhile, stars that portrayed Professor Xavier and Magneto in the older X-Men installments including Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are no longer part of the latest X-Men offer, reported Variety. On the other hand, returning stars including Nicholas Hoult and Rose Byrne will also join Munn and the other members of the cast.
Fans will be looking forward to seeing Munn portray Pyslocke who is one of the key characters in the new X-Men movie. Although Pyslocke has been launched since 1976, only minor roles were given to the character.
The only appearance Pyslocke has was in “X-Men, The Last Stand”, released in 2006. The character served as one of the followers of Magneto and was played by Mei Melancon. The powers of Pyslocke was also altered several times but can still be likened to the telekinesis and telepathy power of Jean Grey.
The new X-Men installment was written by Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty and Simon Kinberg. The movie is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016.
Olivia Munn, 34, has been chosen for the role after two successful movies, “Mortdecai” and “Deliver Us From Evil”. Munn also has steady movie projects this year. Aside from her role as Pyslocke in “X-Men: Apocalypse”, Olivia will also star in “Ride Along 2” together with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.
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