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: