X-Men: Apocalypse casts Psylocke, averts whitewashing

Bryan Singer announces that Psylocke has joined the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse

Olivia Munn in The Newsroom
Olivia Munn in The Newsroom

Another mutant has joined X-Men: Apocalypse, as Bryan Singer has announced that Olivia Munn (The Newsroom, Deliver Us From Evil) will be playing Betsy Braddock, aka psychic telekinetic Psylocke.

Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #XMEN

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She joins a packed roster of mutants for the latest X-Men movie, including the recently announced Ben Hardy (Angel), Lana Condor (Jubilee) Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler). Returning stars include James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult and Evan Peters.

Psylocke previously appeared very briefly in X-Men: The Last Stand, but we can all agree to just forget about that.

X-Men: Apocalypse will hit cinemas on 27 May 2016. You can buy X-Men: Days Of Future Past on Blu-ray for £9.50 from Amazon.co.uk. Get all the latest superhero news with every new issue of SciFiNow.