X-Men: Apocalypse is drawing ever so close and the hype train is going full steam ahead. Trailers and TV spots keep dropping like the unworthy before Apocalypse. I’m not complaining mind you as I’ve been waiting for my favorite band of outsiders to tackle their biggest foe since they made their cinematic debut. Yes, I know, they had to tackle their most emotionally draining foe first but Apocalypse tests them in ways they never see coming.
While this TV spot/mini trailer is a foreign one, it still has the spoken English vocal track. But what’s awesome is it shows super ninja Psylocke, played by the smoking Olivia Munn, using her psychic whip! Cue fanboy squee!
While Wolverine will always be my favorite X-Man, Psylocke is in my top 5 and for good reasons. Okay yes, she’s drawn well, I get that. That’s not just it though. The whole Betsy Braddock /Kwannon ordeal intrigued me and I liked it. Not only that but I always saw Psylocke as a counterpart to Wolvie, she was the best at what she did but what she did wasn’t very nice. That psychic blade was brutal, no two ways about it. I just found her to be my kind of gal.
I’m giddy at seeing Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse even if she isn’t on the side of the angels (yet). I’m not convinced she won’t become a devotee to Xavier just in the nick of time.
Alright geeks, new footage, what did you think? Digging Psylocke or no? I’m into Olivia Munn as her, I wasn’t as first but I’ve come around. I know some people call her a “fake geek” but she’s been kicking serious ass in the shots I’ve seen. Maybe she will win the respect of her detractors? What are your thoughts about it? As always, I want to hear what you think, so blast them comments below!