Director Bryan Singer continues to expand the cast of his forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Today he announced that Olivia Munn has signed on to play Betsy Braddock, aka the British mutant telepathic ninja Psylocke.
Singer made the announcement via Instagram:
Munn and her character’s psychic blade join an already huge cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicolas Holt (Beast), James McAvoy (Professor Xavier), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), and Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert). Other newcomers to the franchise include Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Ben Hardy (Angel), Lana Condor (Jubilee), and Oscar Isaac as the main villain Apocalypse.
Channing Tatum is rumored to make his first appearance as Gambit in the movie, and Bingbing Fan could reprise her role as Blink. Of course, as there hasn’t been an X-film yet without Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, there’s a good bet on at least a cameo from him.
The sequel to the smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, Apocalypse is due in theaters May 27th, 2016 from 20th Century Fox.