How soon will it be before we see Olivia Munn facing off against Ronda Rousey on the big screen? Probably sometime in the very near future, if the latest X-Men: Apocalypse video is any indication. It was announced yesterday by director Bryan Singer that X-Men: Apocalypse has officially wrapped first unit shooting. And then shortly after, Olivia Munn released yet another behind-the-scenes video of her intense martial arts training. Why is she still doing this?
It appears the former talk show host-turned-actress is continuing to define and perfect her kick-ass kickboxing skills for future superhero movies. While it was thought that all the main actors had wrapped, perhaps she is being called in for some second unit shooting? Or she already knows that she is required to return for reshoots at some point in the future. Maybe, just maybe, she is going to keep perfecting the skills she learned on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse, hoping to become this generation's Jean-Claude Van Damme? Most likely, it's all of the above.
This isn't the first action-packed training video self-described nerd and sex obsessive Olivia Munn has shown off in the past few weeks. She has continued to upload a steady stream of inspirational and inspiring training montages on her Instagram. We've previously seen her doing backflips, sword training, and even perfecting Psylocke's psychic knife. The latest video is accompanied by photos from the recent X-Men: Apocalypse wrap party, where she throws down with director Bryan Singer and co-stars Ben Hardy (Angel) and Alexandra Shipp (Storm).
Olivia Munn stars as British beauty Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock in X-Men: Apocalypse, a mutant with vast telepathic and telekinetic powers that can be focused into deadly weapons. She is a stealthy martial artist, a former fashion model and longtime X-Man. In this latest sequel, Psylocke is first discovered working for Caliban, a mutant broker hiding behind the Iron Curtain. Villain Apocalypse seeks her out, turning her into one of the Four Horsemen. It isn't known if she will be rescued by the X-Men and later trained by Xavier to become a superhero. Or if her demise will come in X-Men: Apocalypse. It has yet been revealed if Olivia Munn is signed on for future franchise movies.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set in the year 1983, 10 years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The story centers on the villainous Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), who is assembling his Four Horsemen. Xavier (James McAvoy) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) discover Apocalypse's plans to ruin the world, and put together a team of new mutants such as Jubilee (Lana Condor), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) to fight the ancient bad guy. Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Lucas Till (Havok), Evan Peters (Quicksilver) and Rose Byrne (Moira McTaggert) are also returning to reprise their roles from X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. With X-Men: Apocalypse wrapped, it isn't known when we will get the first trailer. Some speculate it will arrive on September 18, when Fox debuts The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in theaters nationwide. Until we get that official first look, take a sneak peek at Olivia Munn as she learns to move her feet faster than Quicksilver (perhaps that's whom she's fight?).