The X-MEN have always been one of the more interesting of the superhero film franchises. Whereas most of them back in the day featured maybe a couple supers, the X-MEN films were chock-full of mutants — both good and bad. In a way, they were team-up films before team-up films were a thing. Nowadays, Fox has effectively split up their X-MEN into three separate properties: X-MEN, WOLVERINE, and DEADPOOL. If all continues as planned, they’ll eventually add NEW MUTANTS and GAMBIT to the mix, and if DEADPOOL continues its hot streak, we seem destined for an X-FORCE film series as well. This opens the floodgates for all kinds of characters, including one we just saw in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE.
I’m speaking,of course, of Psylocke, played by Olivia Munn. While the character didn’t get a whole lot to do in the most recent film, that’s not to say her role in the many different Fox Marvel franchises couldn’t increase. In fact, in a recent interview with USA Today, the actress expressed her interest in Psylocke joining Deadpool in an X-FORCE film.
â€œThat would be a really cool thing to do. What he did with Deadpool was genius and Iâ€™m so excited for him. It would definitely be cool to see Deadpool and some of the other X-Men characters gather for an X-FORCE movie. I think thatâ€™s what the whole world is coming to â€” everybody unites together, right? Itâ€™s never just one character anymore. We all just become one movie.â€
Of course, her inclusion in an X-FORCE film leaves out a vital issue: that Psylocke and Deadpool exist decades apart. Then again, it is X-MEN, and with X-MEN, time is a trivial thing that can be fixed with a flick of the wrist from the writers — either in a fourth wall joke or some time travel contrivance. Either way, it’s by no means impossible.
What do you think? Would you be interested in seeing Psylocke and Deadpool team up in an X-FORCE movie? Let us know your thoughts down below!
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE is in theaters now!
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SOURCE: USA Today