Olivia Munn's Psylocke fighting skills tease X-Men: Apocalypse
Olivia Munn has already shown that she knows her way around a katana blade, but now she’s throwing down some serious martial arts moves. The actress portraying the mutant Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse continues filming ahead of a May 27, 2016, release date, and her latest video update posted to Instagram shows she’s ready to kick some butt.
Psylocke is known for her impressive hand-to-hand (and foot-to-face) combat skills, and Munn’s video, posted Saturday, shows her executing a rapid sequence of kicks.
Munn previously opened up about her character — and her character’s form-fitting costume — to EW. “It doesn’t matter what I’m wearing as long as we’re all aware of who she is,” she said. “She’s very strong and she’s very lethal and she’s very powerful, and it doesn’t really matter what she’s wearing as long as you have that strength and that presence.”
EW revealed a first look at Munn’s Psylocke alongside her fellow Horsemen — Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Archangel (Ben Hardy), and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) — as well as the title baddie, Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac). As she said during Comic-Con, “It really doesn’t feel real. It’s a very cliché thing to say, but it’s just a really surreal thing when you’re on set.”
Check out her impressive fighting skills in the video below.