A big part of making a comic book film work is a passion for and exhaustive knowledge of the material, something that was a bit absent on the set of “X-Men: Apocalypse” according to one of the film’s stars.
Actress Olivia Munn, appearing in a recent video for GQ (via The Playlist), has responded to fan questions from Twitter about her work which included one about her role as the purple leotard-wearing Psylocke in ‘Apocalypse’ which was directed by Bryan Singer and penned by Simon Kinberg – both of whom had a long history with the franchise.
The film is seen as one of the worst of the series and when asked a question about whether she understands how fans get upset at how badly beloved characters are treated in superhero films, she said she could relate:
“When I was doing ‘X-Men,’ I was actually surprised that the director and the writer didn’t even know that Psylocke had a twin brother. And I had to talk to them about a lot of different things about Psylocke and some other parts of the world that they didn’t even know, and that, as a fan, was very frustrating.”
The “X-Men” films have had a mixed history in terms of quality, with the most recent film “Dark Phoenix” also having tanked recently. Disney and Marvel Studios now hold the rights to Fox’s superhero franchise and it’s expected they will reboot the whole thing in coming years.