One of the more anticipated new faces in Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” is that of actress Olivia Munn who takes on the role of Psylocke.
Though she has telekinetic and telepathic powers like other mutants we’ve seen in the series to date, one key character difference between her and them is the way in which she handles those powers – essentially she’s ruthless and uses them without compunction.
Speaking with CNET about her character, Munn discussed what drew her to the role:
“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.”
We’ll see how she fares when the film opens May 27th, and get a better look shortly when the full trailer for the film reportedly goes online tomorrow.