Olivia Munn Explains Why She Turned Down ‘Deadpool’


Olivia Munn will soon be appearing in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse but this wasn’t the first role that Munn was in conversations around in the X-Men universe. Turns out that Munn decided against a role in Deadpool in order to go after a more physically demanding role.

Munn was up for playing the role of Vanessa Carlyle (girlfriend of Wade/Deadpool), played by Morena Baccarin. In the end, she decided that she would prefer something more physically challenging, even if it meant a lot less dialogue.

 “I said, ‘Is there a fight scene?’ The fight scene could be her monologue. I thought Psylocke was always one of the most lethal characters, and I said, ‘Yes, as long as you’re not using her to be the eye candy. She has really powerful abilities.’ And they said, ‘Yes, that’s an important part.'”

It appears from the trailers and promotional images that will be kicking some major butt on screen.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27.

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

Source: Comicbookmovie.com


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  • Leo Atrox

    Wait … Olivia Munn was offered a role BEFORE Morena Baccarin? I thought Fox was getting its act together, but apparently it was just by mistake. I love Oliva Munn; but there is no version of this Earth in which she should be offered a role before Morena Baccarin.

    • Peter James

      Maybe Morena Baccarin wasn’t available at the time the role was up for the first time.

      These things happen.

      It’s the same way that Margot Robbie was offered the role of Motoko Kusanagi before Scarlett Johanssen in Ghost in the Shell, despite the former never having done any major movie aside from Wolf of Wall Street and the latter just having come off the success of Lucy.

      Sometimes as a studio you just luck out with your second choice option.

      Let’s also not forget that Hugh Jackman was Fox’s second choice for the role of Wolverine after Dougray Scott couldn’t make his schedule work for it (he had a scheduling conflict with Mission Impossible 3, I believe).

      Just look at how differently their respective careers have gone since then.

      • Vegas82

        Lucy was a success?

        Edit: Guess it was thanks to the low budget. Didn’t realize it did so well in theaters. When I saw it I was left wondering, wtf did I just watch? It was very silly and not all that interesting(more maddening as it continues to perpetuate the silly idea that we use a fraction of our brains).

        • Peter James

          >>>>”Lucy was a success?”

          $463 Million made at the Global Box office on a $40 Million Production budget would suggest that……YES,..it was a Success.

          MANY TIMES over.

          It made back it’s production budget on its opening weekend and that’s usually an indicator that the movie will be profitable.

          In this case, 10 times over (or 5 times if you take out the Screeners’ cut)

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