So it has been a couple days since it was announced that Olivia Munn would play Psylocke in the upcoming movie “X-Men: Apocalypse,” and figured I would give my thoughts on the casting choice.
I am torn by this choice of actress. On the one hand, when you see pictures of Olivia Munn next to images of Psylocke you can see she was the perfect choice. It’s like someone pulled Psylocke off the page of comic and changed her name from Betsy Braddock to Olivia. The resemblance is uncanny, it is like she was destined to be Psylocke.
On the other hand looks aren’t everything when portraying someone. Olivia Munn is not, in my opinion, a good actress. Everything I have seen her in from Chuck to Magic Mike made me think, “What? This character annoys me, I hope she dies.”
I really hope it was just the way those characters were written and Ms. Munn kills it as Psylocke. I will reserve my judgment of the character until I see the movie though. What do you think of the casting choice? Let us know in the comments below.