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Olivia Munn joins the X-Men

Actress Olivia Munn has joined the X-Men universe after signing on to play telepathic Betsy Braddock (aka Psylocke) in X-Men Apocalypse.

Director Bryan Singer made the new signing official on Monday (13Apr15) by announcing the casting news on his Instagram page, alongside a photo of The Newsroom star.

In comic book lore, Psylocke made her debut in the Captain Britain series in the 1970s. She joined the X-Men in 1987.

The new X-Men movie, featuring returning stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, is scheduled for release in May, 2016.

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