X-Men: Apocalypse is currently filming in Montreal, under the direction of Bryan Singer. The film closes out the X-Men trilogy that started with 2011's X-Men: First Class and continued with last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past, with the story set in 1983. While several cast members from the aforementioned two movies are returning, there are several new actors coming into the fold, including Olivia Munn as Psylocke. We haven't seen her in costume on the set yet, but the actress revealed a new video on her Instagram page, where she shows off her new swordplay skills.
We haven't seen many photos from the set lately, since production has moved indoors in Montreal, but hopefully we'll get our first official look at Olivia Munn in costume as Psylocke soon. The actress is seen practicing with a fake katana sword, the character's trademark weapons from the X-Men comics. We still don't know how she fits into the story yet, or how large of a role she will have.Read More
Director Bryan Singer revealed on his official Twitter and Instagram pages today that actress Olivia Munn has been cast in X-Men: Apocalypse as Betsy Braddock, a.k.a. Psylocke. The news comes just a few weeks after a report that producers were searching for the right actress to play Psylocke, but no contenders for the role were revealed. Olivia Munn joins a cast that also includes Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Rose Byrne (Moira McTaggert), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler}, Ben Hardy (Angel) and Lana Condor (Jubilee).
Betsy Braddock, a.k.a. Psylocke made her Marvel comics debut in Captain Britain #8 in 1976. She ultimately ended up taking over as Captain Britain from her twin brother in 1986, and made her debut as Psylocke in 1987's Uncanny X-Men #213. Her primary mutant ability is that she can form a katana blade through her fists by using telekinesis. She also has precognitive powers and is immune to telepathic probes and attacks on her mind. After swapping powers with Jean Grey, she also gained the ability to create force field, move objects with her mind and generate blades of energy. It remains to be seen which of these powers will be put on display in X-Men: Apocalypse. Psylocke had a brief appearance in X-Men: The Last Stand, played by Mei Melançon.Read More
It's time to get that mustache waxed! Charlie Mortdecai is here with four new character posters, and he's brought his friends along with him. Johnny Depp leads an all-star ensemble cast in this January's Mortdecai, and his co-stars have grown some shocking facial hair in his honor, with Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Olivia Munn along for this wicked mustache ride!
In the highly-entertaining action comedy, the quirky and charming Charlie Mortdecai will set off on an outrageous mission to find a piece of art that he believes to be filled with Nazi gold. Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover this stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account.Read More
Olivia Munn is in negotiations to join Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2. The actress still has to work out shooting dates, so she can film both the comedy sequel and Season 3 of HBO's The Newsroom, which starts production very soon.
No details were given for Olivia Munn's character, but the story reportedly takes place in Miami, where James Payton (Ice Cube) and Ben Barner (Kevin Hart) visit for, "fun, chaos and shenanigans." Benjamin Bratt signed on for an unspecified role last week.Read More
Jen Sarchie (Olivia Munn) frantically rushes to save her terrified daughter Christina (Lulu Wilson) in the latest scene from Screen Gems' new thriller Deliver Us from Evil. As this innocent young girl starts to play with her jack-in-the-box, the lights mysteriously go out and the door closes on its own in this thriller based on the real cases of New York detective Ralph Sarchie, played by Eric Bana. Scott Derrickson, who was recently announced as the Doctor Strange director, returns to the horror genre with this chilling supernatural tale, in theaters July 2.
In Deliver Us from Evil, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Édgar Ramírez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie's bone-chilling real-life cases.Read More
Olivia Munn is in talks to join the cast of Mortdecai for director David Koepp.
Johnny Depp is attached to star as Mortdecai, an art dealer who searches for a painting rumored to contain access to a secret bank account filled with Nazi gold. Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor joined the cast last month, although no details were given for their characters. Olivia Munn's role is also being kept under wraps.Read More