While the character wasn’t in the film originally, according to producer Simon Kinberg, actress Olivia Munn was 20th Century Fox’s first choice for Psylocke in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. And it seems that the actress even helped with the design for Betsy Braddock’s look. While speaking with JoBlo, Munn revealed the following about the process for coming up with the character’s look for the big screen.
While her live-action costume might be a damn near perfect incarnation of the character’s look, it seems that the characters powers won’t be quite the same as her comic book counterpart. Well, not yet at least.
Will the film also remain faithful to the character’s comic book origins in the film? Munn hinted that we would see some of of that alluded to in the film as well as her connections to Captain Britain as there is “a small, subtle references to it with Apocalypse. For people who love and know Psylocke, they will know who she is fully formed. You would know her storyline.” Excited to see Munn kick some ass as the telepatich ninja later this year? Would you like to see Captain Britain make an appearance in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.