More recent news from the X-Men Apoclypse movie camp. Bryan Singer recently tweeted that Psylocke has been cast and will be joining the X-Men in the next movie installment.
It seems that Psylocke, Betsy Braddock, will be the more popular version of the character that came out during the Jim Lee run of the X-Men comics that comic fans have been hoping for. Yes, it's the Japanese ninja version, the version that got a lot male teen comic geeks back in the day all hot and bothered.
I'm sure this character still has the same effect on male comic fans today. Actually, I'm damn sure of that since this version is one of more over-cosplayed characters out there at comic cons.
And who's complaining about that? I'm surely not.
So who is the lucky lady to have snagged the role of this fan-favorite and iconic X-Men femme fatale?
That's none other than geek model and actress Olivia Munn! Yep, that's right! She's the girl that geeks drooled over as the co-host of Attack of the Show from the G4 Network, which was devoted to the world of video games.
Although many questioned her geekcred in the past, saying it was just all an act so she could get noticed for an acting career, I could really care less about that to be honest. Olivia Munn is a frequent cosplayer and does attend quite a few cons.
As you can tell from the picture, she's been X-23, Wonder Woman, Chun-Li from Streetfighter, and plenty of others. She also looks quite good doing it as well.
More so, she actually looks the part of Jim Lee's Psylocke to me. All she needs to do is bring on the acting chops.
However, like most male fans out there, the question of whether she will actually get into the iconic Psylocke get up or will the franchise put her in the generic X-Men uniform outfits? As a fan, I would love to see the iconic Jim Lee costume. I'm sure a lot of other fans would agree on that call.
This version of Psylocke or Lady Mandarin first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #256. Her first appearance ever as Betsy Braddock is in Captain Britain volume #1 issue number 8 from the UK imprint. Her first appearance in American comics is New Mutants Annual #2.
But that's not all Bryan Singer had to sling on Twitter of late. There were also the concept art designs for what appears to actually be none other than Archangel!
I don't know about you, but that looks pretty damn awesome to me! We fans have been waiting for that one for quite a while now! Also Bryan Singer did confirm that Ben Hardy will be playing Angel.
First full appearance of Archangel is in X-Factor #24. The character does have a cameo appearance in X-Factor #23 as well.
So, to me, more awesome comic movie news all around on the mutant front! What do you ladies an gents think?