Olivia Munn is Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse

Another day, another addition to X-Men: Apocalypse’s mammoth cast! Olivia Munn is the latest star to join the ensemble, with Bryan Singer confirming that the actress will play Psylocke.

Also known by her more prosaic moniker Betsy Braddock, the character is a born warrior with a host of psychic abilities. In the comics she has served as one of the X-Men but also one of Apocalypse’s Horsemen, so she may well be on villain duties here.

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

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Munn joins a whole host of new additions for X-Men: Apocalypse, with Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Ben Hardy and Lana Condor all set to join what is already a lengthy cast list! Hopefully Singer is prepared for some serious plate-spinning…

Co-starring returning leads Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: Apocalypse will open in the UK on 19 May 2016 and the US on 27 May 2016.

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