The newest Marvel announcement by Director Bryan Singer is the casting of Olivia Munn as Betsy Braddock. The actress from The Newsroom will be playing Psylocke in the May 2016 release X-Men:Apocalypse.
Olivia Munn is best known for her role as Sloan Sabbith on The Newsroom and has had a variety of minor roles since 2004 and a large variety of guest appearance on talk shows.
Psylocke started out as a minor supporting character in Marvel UK series Captain Britain, she is the twin sister of the title character and briefly held the title herself before shifting to the pages of X-Men.
Betsy’s powers gradually grew from those of a precog to a full blown telepath. She is one lady you would feel sorry for, if she wasn’t so damn tough. She has been kidnapped at least twice and brain washed each time. The first kidnapping led to a bionic eye and the name Psylocke. The second kidnapping and brainwashing led to her taking on a totally new appearance and becoming the Hand’s ultimate assassin.
Now she is a model with powerful psychic abilities and awesomely advanced martial arts training.
Now I wonder if we might have a chance to also see Captain Britain, or least hear a mention of him? I don’t know about some of you, but I think he deserves his own movie.