Olivia Munn is Psylocke in Bryan Singer‘s X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Fox's 2016 Mutant Movie

The Mortdecai actress Olivia Munn has been cast as telepathic warrior Betsy Braddock (aka Psylocke) in the Bryan Singer‘s 2016 mutant movie X-Men: Apocalypse.

The filmmaker revealed the news via his Instagram feed:

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

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Good for her. She’s currently filming Ride Along 2, but this will be her biggest role yet. Psylocke could be one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse alongside Ben Hardy‘s Archangel (see concept art below), so she may not be a good guy all the time.

Betsy Braddock/Psylocke was created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe, and first appeared in 1976’s “Captain Britain” #8, before being introduced into X-Men mythology a decade later with 1986’s “New Mutants Annual” #2. She became a prominent X-Men team member, and one of the the most popular characters, in the midst of the X-books’ early ’90s popularity. A character named Psylocke, played by Meiling Melançon, appeared briefly in 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand.”

The follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past is currently in production and is slated to hit theaters on May 27, 2016. The cast is shaping up very nicely with a bunch of new mutants including Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, in addition to Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Jubilee (newcomer Lana Condor). James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Rose Byrne are all reprising their franchise roles. Evan Peters is expected to show up as Quicksilver again and the titular villain in X-Men: Apocalypse will be none other than Oscar Isaac.