“During an X-Men: Apocalypse set visit, Olivia Munn (Ride Along 2, Mortdecai) discussed Psylocke’s costume, personality, psionic blade and which of her mutant powers we won’t see in the film.
When Munn saw concept art of the costume she’d be wearing in the film, she told herself that she needed to work out more because it was so form-fitting and she wanted the color changed to match her comic book counterpart,” Munn told JoBlo. “I think my first thought was it has to be purple, because we were going up against time and making it. It was black at first…The latex is in black and all the armor is in black and it’s just easier, but I was like, ‘You got to make it purple.’ That was kind of my first thought when I saw myself in the costume.”
Psylocke is telepathic and telekinetic, but in the film you won’t see her utilizing her telepathic abilities. “In the movie, we see her being a telekinetic,” Munn shared. “We don’t see her being telepathic. It’s a decision because this is the first time we’ve really been able to see the character of Psylocke and have her really, truly exist in the movie.”
During filming, we saw Munn honing her sword skills and she’ll need them as Psylocke will be switching between a real sword and her psionic blade…”