OLIVIA MUNN Cast As PSYLOCKE For X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn in "The Newsroom"
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The X-Men comics once proclaimed itself as "All-New, All-Different," and that seems to be going for the movies as well.

Bryan Singer has announced via Instagram that actress Olivia Munn has been cast to play Betsy Braddock, a.k.a. Psylocke, in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie.

Munn recently completed a role in Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom series for HBO, and also appeared opposite Johnny Depp in Mortdecai. The role of Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse won't be Munn's first role in a comics-to-film project, as she played a minor role in Iron Man 2.

Munn won't be the first actress to bring Psylocke to the big screen. Actress Mei Melançon played the role in X-Men: The Last Stand, however with substantially different powers than her comic counterpart. Additonally, actress Priyanka Chopra was considered for the part in The Wolverine, but the character of Psylocke was ultimately cut from the script before shooting commenced -- which, coincidentally, also happened with X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Singer has already begun principal photography for X-Men: Apocalypse in Montreal, Canada, and screenwriter Simon Kinberg states the movie will take place in the year 1983.

X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled for releae May 27, 2016. 

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