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Brand New X-Men Apocalypse Trailer Feat. Psylocke

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Apocalypse and two of his horsemen Storm and Psylocke

I’m just going to start off with this brand new trailer that dropped during the Superbowl on Sunday night/Monday afternoon (Aussie time):

Now, how great is it to finally see long time X-Men member Psylocke getting some big screen love?! It seems to be quite clear that Olivia Munn is taking doing justice by our purple haired psychic ninja assassin and killing it in the new promo.

This new clip marks the first time we have seen Psylocke in action who has been AWOL from previous clips released that featured Storm, Magneto, Mystique and the rest of the X-Men cast but the best thing about this is just how possible it might be that Psylocke could be the most comic to screen X-Men character to date….you know….aside from Wolverine.

And speaking of cast, it seems like those familiar with the X-Men comics will be happy to see some of the morlocks appearing in the film with Plague and Caliban both confirmed as characters in the new movie.

Until X-Men Apocalypse premieres on May 27th, here’s some Psylocke love from Psylocke/Olivia Munn and some very happy fans.

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Could the Morlocks Be Appearing in X-Men Apocalypse?

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The Uncanny X-Men

 The fun part leading up-to any massive superhero movie is the guessing of which characters will make the jump from comics to the big screen and the upcoming X-Men Apoclypse is playing right into our guessing game.

With the movie set in the 80’s and taking place between Days of Future Past and X-Men 1, younger versions of Cyclops/Scott Summers (Tye Sheridan), Phoenix/Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Storm/Ororo Monroe (Alexandra Shipp) will be joined by British telepath-ninja Psylocke/Betsy Braddock (Olivia Munn) and Jubilee/Jubilation Lee (Lana Condor).  Other known X-men characters also appearing include Angel/Warren Worthington III (Ben Hardy), Havok/Alex Summers (Lucas Till), Moira McTaggart (Rosy Byrne) among the usual fare of Magneto, Professor X, Beast and Mystique.

What has fans excited however is the announcement of lesser-known mutant Caliban thanks to an Instagram post by director Bryan Singer…

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Caliban has been around in the X-Men universe comics since 1981 and has the ability to sense and track other mutants to which he uses his powers to build up the underground clan of mutants known as The Morlocks lead by Calisto.  Does this mean Calisto and The Morlocks could be appearing in Apocalypse?  Where things get interesting is (in the comics) Storm defeated Calisto in a hand-to-hand combat leaving Storm the leader of The Morlocks and Caliban was also, at one point, one of the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse.

Other notable X-men have also played in the Four Horsemen including Gambit (Channing Tatum), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Psylocke, Angel, and Polaris leaving us to wonder just how will Caliban come into play in the movie, does Psylocke’s (surprise) involvement and Wolverine and Gambit’s rumored involvement see them playing the Horsemen and will Polaris appear considering she is the daughter of Magneto (Michael Fassbender), half brother to Quicksliver (Evan Peters) and has been a Four Horseman?

No one has officially been announced in the role of Caliban as yet.

How do you think this news will play into the Apocalypse movie?  Which X-Men character would you like to see included in the Apocalypse movie?  Sound off in the comments below!