Bryan Singer thinks Olivia Munn is a Psylocke for an ‘X-Men’ role

04.13.15 3 years ago

When I used to make semi-frequent appearances on “Attack Of The Show,” it was always made easier by co-hosts Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn. Kevin walked that fine line between game show host and uber-nerd, and Olivia was the living embodiment of Amazing Amy's “Cool Girl” speech.

Since she's made the jump to acting full-time, Munn's been defined, like most actors, by the strength of the material she's given. In the best written scenes on “The Newsroom,” she's proven herself a fairly sharp and interesting performer.

Bryan Singer seems to be a fan based on this Tweet:


Psylocke is a character who's had about as complicated a history as any of the X-Men, and Munn should make an interesting physical match for the character. Sounds like they're using “X-Men: Apocalypse” to introduce a lot of new options for themselves as filmmakers, which has always been the greatest strength of the material as an ongoing film franchise. More than any other, this one seems designed to be allowed you to switch actors in and out based on popularity, availability, and budget.

We'll see how big a role she'll play in things when “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens May 27, 2016.

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