Olivia Munn makes her X-Men debut this May in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” and it sounds like she’s already considered what a Psylocke solo film could involve. In an interview with Collider, Munn shared her thoughts on what she’d like to see explored if a “Psylocke” spinoff ever happens.
“I think if Psylocke had a chance to tell her story, it would be great to start with the genesis and have an understanding… I think maybe like right as she’s getting out of university and before her whole family — we jump in right before all of her family is taken out and we have an understanding of what she had to lose. Then her figuring out her powers and how powerful she is. I think that would be a great thing to, because it’s something that I always loved about her. That she came from a good family and lost everything. Yeah, I would just like to tell that story.”
A “Psylocke” solo adventure doesn’t have much precedent in the source material, given that the character has only starred in one solo miniseries; 2010’s four-issue “Psylocke” series by Chris Yost and Harvey Tolibao. Yet it may be unwise to rule just about any possible X-Men spinoff out: 20th Century Fox has shown that they’re eager to grow the X-Men film franchise, with “Deadpool” out next week, “X-Men: Apocalypse” in May and “Gambit” in the works.
Directed by Bryan Singer, “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens May 27.