Olivia Munn Cast as Psylocke in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has announced that mutant fan favorite Psylocke (AKA Betsy Braddock) has joined the cast!

The purple-haired badass will be brought to life by Olivia Munn when the film hits theatres on May 27, 2016.

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As with other casting news, Singer revealed it himself on Instagram, writing, “Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #XMEN.”

Psylocke was briefly brought to life in the disastrous X-Men: The Last Stand as a minor minion.

Munn will be joining previous cast members Jennifer Lawrence (in her last appearance as Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert) and Nicholas Hoult (Beast). Ian McKellen is also reprising his role.

Newcomers playing fan favorites include Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) and Lana Conor (Jubilee).

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