Olivia Munn Discusses Psylocke’s Powers & A Possible ‘Captain Britain’ Connection In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

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.

Everybody together decides what the costume should look like, so it’s like an art picture of, ‘Here’s like what we think Psylocke is going to look like.’ There’s my head. I think my first thought was it has to be purple, because we were going up against time and making it. It was black at first…The latex is in black and all the armor is in black and it’s just easier, but I was like, ‘You got to make it purple.’ That was kind of my first thought when I saw myself in the costume, which is the Photoshop. When I first saw myself completely put together, it was a very nerdy cool dream. It’s just like, ‘Whoa.’ It just doesn’t really seem real.

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.

Psylocke is telepathic and telekinetic. In the movie, we see her being a telekinetic. We don’t see her being telepathic,” Munn explained. “It’s a decision because this is the first time we’ve really been able to see the character of Psylocke and have her really, truly exist in the movie. I talked about it with Simon Kinberg. There’s just so much going on, especially with Apocalypse’s power, and then trying to take on all of the X-Men. When you are telepathic, I feel that it’s a power that you want to hold close to your chest. It’s a card that you don’t want a lot of people to know about because it’s so much more powerful when people don’t know that you have this power.

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.

Source: JoBlo

Shawn Madden

Shawn Madden

I write stuff. Sometimes.