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You’re all on notice. Don’t mess with Psylocke. She’s going to kick your ass. Olivia Munn will be playing the mutant with psychic power in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Traditionally Psylocke is also a trained martial artist however, and now we’ve got an inside look at the skills Munn is acquiring to do the role justice. Check out the video below.
In this short clip posted to Munn’s Instagram account we get to see her in training. She is very light on her feet being able to throw repeated kicks while moving and spinning. She’s certainly picking up the necessary mad ninja skill to make Psylocke the lethal badass that fans know her to be. While many like to focus on Psylocke’s sex appeal, Munn has made it clear that she sees a lot more in the character that she plans to bring out. She sees Psylocke as a strong presence with lethal power and she wants to be sure that is seen on screen. This is just a sample of that. Last month we saw that she’s been training with weapons as well, so it looks like Munn is well on her way to completing the total Psylocke package. We can't wait to see this action on screen.
The only potential issue is seeing Munn perform the same moves while dressed in costume. Psylocke’s traditional outfit is as famous as the character herself and we know Munn’s outfit will be right in line with the comics. Munn has spoken about the amount of work that goes into getting her into the costume as well as some of the problems that such a tight fitting piece of her wardrobe has caused. We assume the latex was built to withstand Munn kicking ass.
Fans have been excited to see Psylocke reach her full potential in an X-Men film since her last iteration in X-Men: The Last Stand was a bit disappointing. She has been a fan favorite for a long time and her lack of development in the franchise has been an ongoing source of frustration. It’s great to see that everybody is doing their part to bring Munn's version of the character to life. This version of Psylocke looks to be very faithful to the comic book version including the trademark purple hair.
We’re looking forward to seeing Olivia Munn as Psylocke even more now than we were when her casting was announced. She’s working hard to bring out the character’s power and we’re excited to see the culmination of those efforts when X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters in may of 2016.