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Olivia Munn talks why she wanted to play Psylocke PLUS Check out Empire Magazine’s cool new X-Men: Apocalypse covers

March 17th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We had the new trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse earlier today (here) and, once again, amongst all the stuff happening, Olivia Munn’s take of Psylocke really stands out.

Now the actress has been talking about the role and why she really wanted to play the sword-swinging mutant: “I’ve loved Psylocke for so long,” she days.

“She’s a really, really strong badass female character in this comic book world where a lot of times the women don’t get to be strong and badass. You see a lot of superheroes [who] don’t always want to kill, and they’ll avoid it if they can. She’s never had a problem killing, and I like that she was the bad guy that had no problem being the bad guy.

“She’s telekinetic and telepathic so she can read your mind. She can create anything with her mind. To win any fights, she can just create a mountain and have it fall down on you, but she chooses to create a sword so she can kill up close and personal. I always thought that was really cool and badass.”

In fairness, when you put it like that, who wouldn’t want to play the role?

Let us know if you’re as we are to see her in the role and in the meantime, check out these nine Empire Magazine covers:

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Source: Comingsoon

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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