Olivia Munn brought to life one of Marvel’s most popular X-Men, Psylocke, in the film X-Men: Apocalypse. She has stated publicly that bring Psylocke to life was an exciting prospect. But, she was left a bit frustrated working with Bryan Singer on the movie.
During a video interview with GQ via The Playlist, Olivia Munn said she was left frustrated working with Singer as well as X-Men: Apocalypse screenwriter Simon Kinberg due to the lack of knowledge they possessed on her character:
“When I was doing ‘X-Men,’ I was actually surprised that the director and the writer didn’t even know that Psylocke had a twin brother,” …“And I had to talk to them about a lot of different things about Psylocke and some other parts of the world that they didn’t even know, and that, as a fan, was very frustrating.”
You can watch the entire video below of Munn answering questions from Reddit, YouTube, and Twitter:
As many have seen since the first X-Men film, Bryan Singer and those involved with the X-Men film took inspiration from the comics. They also opted to not follow established storylines as each movie has come out. Instead they gave them their own spin.
This was seen in X-Men 2’s Pheonix Saga sub-plot.
Munn’s Candid Comments
Though for some it might be a shock to see the actress be so candid on the subject; one has to keep that in mind since last year’s buyout of 20th century fox by Disney.
It’s almost a guarantee that with the failure of X-Men: Dark Pheonix, the entire franchise will be rebooted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Which means that Munn won’t be dawning the purple gear again.
Overall, Olivia Munn isn’t the only X-Men star who didn’t have a good experience working with Singer. Sophie Turner mentioned that working with Bryan Singer wasn’t a positive one while speaking to Rolling Stone Magazine. Stating that “Our time together was unpleasant.” She didn’t go into further detail.
As for Bryan Singer, the director has been under fire again for accusations of sexual misconduct from five men which were published in a report by The Atlantic. Because of this, he was dropped from the Red Sonja project soon after.