Olivia Munn Cast as Telepathic Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse

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Bryan Singer announced on Instagram today that Olivia Munn (The Newsrooom) has been cast to play Betsy Braddock, better known as Psylocke, in X-Men: Apocalypse, the follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Psylocke is a telepathic comic book character who first appeared in Marvel’s UK Captain Britain series in 1971, written by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe. The character eventually metamorphosed into Kwannon, a Japanese female ninja.

Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #XMEN

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James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence are all returning for the film, which premieres May 27, 2016.

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