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X-Men: Apocalypse is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the new year. The Bryan Singer directed superhero romp promises a ton of action, and a world that features actors both new and old. Some of the new players that will be flying into theaters are Apocalypse and his Horsemen. The villainous gaggle is sure to have some insane action sequences, but there is one character has been decidedly absent in all of the trailers thus far: Psylocke. Well, actress Olivia Munn, who will play Psylocke in Apocalypse, apparently heard our dismay and took to twitter to share this new epic image of her character in the film:
This image is awesome. Rather than a boring still or promo shot, this looks like an image taken straight from an epic fight sequence. While this shot may look seemingly uncomplicated, it actually provides us with a bunch of clues as to what we’ll be seeing when Apocalypse is released.
First off, one can see the pink energy emanating from Psylocke’s left hand. This, along with Oliva Munn’s tweet, confirm that Psylocke will be using her psionic blades in X-Men: Apocalypse. These constructs are one of the most iconic aspects of Psylocke’s powers in the comics. Through her telekinesis, she is able to form telekinetic blades and katanas which she uses to battle her enemies. These pink weapons are one of the trademarks of the mutant, especially when she becomes angry and aggressive in her fights.
The revelation that Psylocke will be using her psionic blades is an exciting new bit of information. In the comics, the mutant has both telekinetic and telepathic abilities, but it has already become clear that she won’t be using her telepathy in X-Men: Apocalypse. After this became public, diehard X-Men fans become worried that Psylocke would be represented properly in her big screen debut. Luckily, it turns out that we can share a sigh of relief as she’ll be kicking ass with her pink constructs after all.
The above image may very well be from one of the final confrontations of X-Men: Apocalypse. If you look to the background buildings, things appear to be in complete disarray. The setting is crumbled and burning, presumably due to the conflict between the X-Men and Apocalypse. It appears that this battle may be another highly public struggle, and one that may very well destroy the community that it is set in. This is reminiscent of recent films like Man Of Steel that show how superhero struggles can decimate the world around them.
Finally, we can look to the weather behind Psylocke for another clue. Due to the dark clouds that are surrounding the struggle, we can assume that Storm will be present in the same battle. Her elemental abilities would surely manifest itself into the dark clouds, so she might be able to use the power of lightning on her foes.
X-Men: Apocalypse will fly into theaters on May 27th, 2016.