Comics, Movies

Olivia Munn Finally Gets to Play a Superhero: Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse



The former Attack of the Show and Daily Show correspondent made a name for herself in part by frequently appearing in cosplay – including the White Queen outfit above – and was one of the early flashpoints in the “fake geek girl” non-debate that I hope we’ve mostly moved past nowadays. Today, Olivia Munn gets to tell the world she’ll be playing a comic character onscreen. I liked her in Magic Mike, but I have no idea how that translates to Psylocke.

Maybe – just maybe – she can hold Bryan Singer’s attention long enough to tell him that his costumes need work.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist