BREAKING NEWS: IGN and other outlets are reporting that actress Olivia Munn has been cast as PSYLOCKE in [X-Men: Apocalypse](movie:1194267)! Brian Singer broke the news today on Instagram!
Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock is one of the most popular characters in the X-Universe. To give you an idea of what this powerful mutant can do, here is what her Marvel hero profile says;
Psylocke can generate a telekinetic katana, or direct her telekinesis through her fists to strike as if she had superhuman strength; she is also immune to telepathic probes and attacks. Psylocke's original powers were precognition, telepathy, mental bolts, mind control, and generating illusions. After Roma resurrected her, Betsy was briefly invisible to all mechanical detection devices. She could generate a "psychic knife" to stun or kill opponents. The Crimson Dawn gave her the power to travel via shadows, and to become virtually invisible in same. After swapping powers with Jean Grey, Betsy could create force fields, move objects with her mind, and generate energy blades.
More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/universe/Psylocke#ixzz3XECQ3R1N
The 34yr old Oklahoma native was raised in Tokyo, Japan. She has the look and sex appeal to bring about a near perfect casting of Psylocke. She also has an incredible fan following in the comic book universe, as she has been seen at numerous comic cons in full cosplay.
Is it enough to make it work? X-Fans have been anticipating this day since the first movie came out. They didn't get the "Rogue" from the books, so will X-Fandom get the right version of Psylocke on the big screen? My answer is YES!
Bryan Singer is going to put extra care as to how Psylocke is portrayed on screen, and Olivia Munn has the acting chops to pull it off. So rejoice X-Nation! We finally have PSYLOCKE!