'X-Men: Apocalypse' news: Olivia Munn shares new photo as Psylocke


Olivia Munn, the actress who plays the character Psylocke in the upcoming and much awaited mutant film “X-Men: Apocalypse,” recently shared a photo of herself in costume, giving fans a new look at her as the telepath mutant.

The actress posted on Instagram a photo of her as Psylocke from the set of “X-Men: Apocalypse,” where she mentioned that playing the character for the film is fourthout of the top fiveon the list of her favorite memories in 2015.

Munn also described the character as a telekinetic telepath who can kill off her opponents from afar with her abilities, but chooses to do so with swords and blades, because killing from afar is “too easy and no fun.”

The synopsis for the film is as follows:

“Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ director Bryan Singer returns with ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.”

Actor Oscar Isaac plays the titular role of Apocalypse, the thousand year-old ancient mutant that is also said to be the first mutant in history. He has been called by many names, most prominent of them is the name En Sabah Nur. Other cast members include “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast, Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee/Jubilee, Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havok, and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” will open in theaters on May 27. The film is directed by Bryan Singer. Simon Kinberg produced the film, and both Singer and Kinberg co-wrote the script for the film. It will be the ninth film in the entire “X-Men” cinematic franchise.