If there's ever been a casting that fans responded to with open arms, it's nerd favorite Olivia Munn as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse. What's particularly cool about the casting is that Munn doesn't just play the character, she embodies it, understanding Psylocke as a person as much as the fans of the comic books do.
Munn spoke to CNET about why Psylocke is the best of the best:
"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."
If you think about it, Munn is also hinting that Psylocke will be doing a lot of killing in X-Men: Apocalypse. Who will she be killing and why? It's exciting to get such a dynamic character with so many possibilities. To be honest, my heart might have skipped a beat when she came tearing through the sky in the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer.
Let's have that Superhero entrance again...
What is it about Psylocke that fans love so much? Whatever you think about her, there's no doubt she's trained and ready...
It'd be a cool headline to say "Psylocke Squares Off Against Deadpool," but this definitely looks like a friendly match!