Olivia Munn’s insane tae kwon do skills are showcased in a viral Instagram video, and the 35-year-old actress can be seen delivering fierce kicks to a blond woman holding a kicking apparatus. As reported by People magazine, Munn has taken up tae kwon do in order to better play the role of female ninja, Psylocke, in next year’s superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse.
Undoubtedly, Munn’s new martial arts skills will help breathe life into her character. According to Marvel Universe Wiki, Psylocke is a Japanese ninja assassin that has highly developed fighting skills along with powerful telepathic abilities.
Olivia Munn has decided to show — via her personal Instagram account — her martial arts training and the actress seems to be thoroughly preparing for the role.
In the clip, we see Munn deliver swift left and right kicks. Although many like to point out Psylocke’s sex appeal, Munn has made clear that there is more to this character and she should be seen as a strong presence with a lethal power.
HNGN wrote that fans got their first look at Munn in her tight purple Psylocke costume on the cover of Entertainment Weekly last month alongside Oscar Issac as the villain En Sabah Nur a.k.a. Apocalypse and Michael Fassbender as Magneto.
It appears that Munn has the full support of her boyfriend, NFL star Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers quarterback made an appearance in her tae kwon do video. Apparently, it wasn’t the first time Rodgers has appeared in one of Munn’s training videos. In June, both showed their sword fighting capabilities in another Instagram video, Star Pulse reports. Munn appeared to be very comfortable handling the weapon during the recording of the clip.
In X-Men: Apocalypse, the mutants are facing their worst enemy to date. The film will feature much of the original cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past and the film’s producers have cast young actors to give life to their most emblematic mutants. X-Men: Apocalypse is set 10 years after the events of Days of Future Past. The film will hit theaters on May 27, 2016.
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