We’ll be getting a brand new trailer for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse tomorrow morning and one of the charachters we’re sure to see some new footage of is Olivia Munn’s ‘Psylocke’. While speaking with CNET, Munn commented on her role in the film and what attracted her to it.
I’ve loved Psylocke for so long. She’s a really, really strong badass female character in this comic book world where a lot of times the women don’t get to be strong and badass. You see a lot of superheroes [who] don’t always want to kill, and they’ll avoid it if they can. She’s never had a problem killing, and I like that she was the bad guy that had no problem being the bad guy. She’s telekinetic and telepathic so she can read your mind. She can create anything with her mind. To win any fights, she can just create a mountain and have it fall down on you, but she chooses to create a sword so she can kill up close and personal. I always thought that was really cool and badass.
We’ve also got a new hi-res image of the actress suited up as the telepathic ninja. Check out the image and let us know what you think about both that and Munn’s comments in the section below.
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.
Only the strong will survive when X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.