Olivia Munn May Be Reprising Psylocke for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Posted 2017/07/07 2348 0

While there is no confirmation that Munn is set to appear in the film some details about the upcoming movie are known.


X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the second theatrical adaptation of The Dark Phoenix Saga, is bringing back a lot of familiar faces, from "First Class" era mainstays like Professor X and Mystique to younger mutant heroes like Cyclops and Storm. All of the established characters who have been announced so far for X-Men: Dark Phoenix were on relatively good terms with one another when X-Men: Apocalypse ended, but that streak may be over, as it looks like Olivia Munn could be reprising Psylocke for the seventh main X-Men installment.

In a Snapchat post earlier today Munn revealed that she is presently in Montreal which is where X-Men: Dark Phoenix just so happens to currently be filming. Munn landed at the Toronto airport early Friday with a suitcase that seems to imply that she is not making a brief stay there. With principal photography on Dark Phoenix expected to get underway within the month, the implication is that Munn will either have a larger role to play this time around and/or is filming her scenes in the next X-Men movie earlier during production.

Olivia Munn's Psylocke was introduced in X-Men: Apocalypse as Caliban's bodyguard, but when Apocalypse came to her employer in search of mutants to join his cause, the ancient Egyptian mutant recruited Psylocke and turned her into one of his Four Horsemen. Psylocke later fought Beast during the movie's climactic battle, and after Apocalypse was destroyed through the combined efforts of Jean Grey, Cyclops and Magneto, she left the area without saying a word. If Psylocke does indeed appear in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, it will be interesting to see whether she remains an X-Men adversary or if she'll follow after her fellow Horseman Storm and decide to join the team.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be a direct sequel to X-Men Apocalypse and is set in the 1990s. The studio previously confirmed that Evan Peters would return as Quicksilver/Peter Maximoff in the film and that Canadian star Lamar Johnson would be joining the cast as well. Fox attempted to adapt "The Dark Phoenix Saga" once previously, in X-Men: The Last Stand. However, the attempt was not well-received by fans.