Olivia Munn Joins ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ as Psylocke


While X-Men: Apocalypse is still in its early pre-production stages, the producer Bryan Singer has been utilizing Instagram to make some major announcements about the movie’s progress. For instance, we recently discovered that newcomer Lana Condor would join the cast as the hand sparking mutant, Jubilee.

But she’s not the only Asian American you can look forward to seeing in X-Men: Apocalypse. Adding onto the mutant list, Singer’s recent Instagram post welcomes Audrey cover girl, Olivia Munn, to the team as Psylocke.

Not familiar with Psylocke? Born with the name Betsy Braddock, Psylocke is the twin to Brian Braddock, better known as Captain Britain. By the time their parents died (murdered by the computer Mastermind), Betsy had become a charter pilot. While flying home with her brothers to escape an attack from Mastermind’s agent, Doctor Synne, Betsy fell victim Synne’s psychic attack, which caused her to crash her plane. It’s believed that the mental intrusions of Doctor Synne was the start of Betsy’s precognitive powers and the birth of Psylocke.


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You may remember Olivia Munn as the iconic host of the G4’s Attack of the Show, a tech-gaming variety show. Together with co-host Kevin Pereira, Munn raised Attack of the Show to cult status, gaining a large following among the “tech-geek” audience who embraced Munn’s quirky blend of humor, tomboy attitude and sex appeal. It’s great to see her go from the hot dog-chugging TV host to telepathic mutant!

As Marvel continues to increase their number of Asian American female characters, like Ms. Marvel, Silk and many more, we hope to see just as many Asian Americans on the big screen in the near future. Keep ‘em coming, Marvel.

Newcomer Lana Condor will Play Jubilee in ‘X-Men Apocalypse’

Yesterday, X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer posted a picture of actress Lana Condor on Instagram to announce she will play the character Jubilee in the upcoming film. In the X-Men comics, Jubilee is a teenage mutant who attacks enemies using “explosive plasmoids” from her hand. She is most recognizable for her trademark yellow raincoat and goggles.

Not much info can be found on this young actress since Jubilee will be her first role. Despite this, we are beyond happy to see more Asians in major comic book films and we can only hope that Lana Candor will have a big part as Jubilee in this upcoming film. After all, Chinese superstar Fan BingBing, who played the character Blink in X-Men: Days of Future Past, had a rough estimate of two lines and five minutes of screentime in the overstuffed film.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed for Lana and for the possibility of more Asian American actors on screen soon. Lately, there have been an increase of Asian American comic book characters such as Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel, Silk and a few others. Since most of the blockbusters seem to be comic book adaptations nowadays, let’s hope the casting of Jubilee is part of an increasing trend!


Get to Know X-Men’s Booboo Stewart

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1) No, thats not his real name.

One of the most noticeable things about Stewart is his name. As it turns out, Booboo is actually just a nickname. His birth name is Nils Allen Stewart. Why does he go by Booboo? The actor has often pointed out that his mother began calling him booboo at a young age and the nickname stuck.


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2) He has a diverse cultural background.

Fans often have a hard time pinpointing Stewart’s race. We don’t blame you. After all, the 20-year-old actor is Japanese, Chinese and Korean on his mom’s side and Russian, Scottish and Blackfoot/Native American on his father’s side.

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3) Yes, you probably do recognize him.

Booboo has certainly been getting quite some attention for himself with his role in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he’s been in a number of other works prior to this. Aside from television appearances on shows like ER and CSI, Stewart is most known for his role as Seth Clearwater in the Twilight Saga. Additionally, Stewart acted alongside Harry Shum Jr. in White Frog.

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4) He started off doing stunts

Stewart’s father is a stunt coordinator which is probably what sparked Stewart’s interests in the business. He  has been doing martial arts since he was 3 years old (he won the Junior Martial Arts World Championship in 2002 and 2003) and did his first stunt at the age of 10.

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5) He’s in a band

Stewart currently plays lead guitar in the band 5L. The name is meant to sound like his sister’s name, Fivel, since she is the lead singer.

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6) Despite a lifetime of being in the spotlight, he can get nervous. 

During an interview with Mingle Media TV Network, Stewart responded that if he could have any super power, he would probably have someone else talk for him up on stage. As expected, this nervousness simply comes off as cute and charming.

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7) His celeb crush is Zooey Deschanel

In an interview, Stewart also revealed his celebrity crush to be Zooey Deschanel. “She just seems really cool,” he responded. “Really happy and really down to earth. Such a sweet person. At least that’s what she seems like. I never met her before.”


Catch Booboo Stewart as Warpath in X-Men: Days of Future Past!

Meet Blink: Fan Bingbing In “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Among the many reasons we’re excited for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fan Bingbing’s new character Blink definitely ranks up there on the list.

32-year-old Chinese actress Fan Bingbing began her career in 1996 in the Chinese television series Princess Pearl. Since then, she has been in a number of notable films, was ranked first on the “50 Most Beautiful People in China” list in 2010 and has been in Forbes China Celebrity 100 list since 2006. 

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bingbing plays the Blink– a mutant in the Marvel comics who has the ability to teleport. She can teleport herself as well as large masses such as groups of people. Blink also has the capability to create teleportation portals. Additionally, she is a skilled hand-to-hand fighter and proves that she is a force to be reckoned with.

Blink became a fan favorite in the early 2000’s and was even featured in the four-issue Blink limited series. 

Just yesterday, X-Men: Days of Future Past released a trailer introducing us to the much-anticipated character. Check it out below:

Catch Booboo Stewart and Fan Bingbing In The New “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Trailer

There are many reasons to be excited about Marvel’s X-Men: Days of Future Past which hits theaters on May 23, 2014.

For one, there’s time travel. We get to see Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart as Magneto and Professor X — the roles they played in the earlier “X-Men” movies  AND we get to see Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, the actors who played the younger versions of  Magneto and Professor X in the 2011 prequel, “X-Men: First Class.”

Secondly, this Marvel film puts together a star-studded cast including Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page and Halle Berry.

And of course, we’re more than excited to see Eurasian actor Booboo Stewart and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing bring life to their much-anticipated characters.


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Booboo Stewart plays Warpath, a mutant who posses superhuman speed and strength.


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Fan Bingbing plays Blink, a mutant with the ability to teleport.

Fans have been anticipating the portrayal of these new characters and we’re sure these two actors will do them justice. Catch them both in the new trailer below: