X-Men Apocalypse is currently filming in Montreal, and though we will see a number of characters returning, the film will introduce us to Psylocke, played by Olivia Munn. The Newsroom actress recently posted a clip on Instagram of her sword skills that is better than I can do.
Psylocke (Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe in 1976, she first appeared in the Marvel UK series Captain Britain.
Betsy was initially a supporting character in the adventures of her twin brother, Captain Britain, even briefly substituting for him in the role, before becoming the mutant superheroine and X-Men member Psylocke in 1986. Originally presented as a precognitive in the pages of Captain Britain and then as a telepath, the character eventually had her mind placed in the body of a Japanese female ninja known as Kwannon, gaining many of Kwannon’s martial arts skills and elements of her personality. Later, Psylocke acquired the power of telekinesis.
Much better than I could do for sure. Let’s hope they crank up the special effects on the sword when the movie arrives in theaters on May 27, 2016.