Tim Stack
April 13, 2015 AT 09:06 PM EDT

A major new mutant will be appearing in next summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Olivia Munn (The Newsroom) has signed on to play the telepath Psylocke. Director Bryan Singer announced the casting via Instagram today.

Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #XMEN

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Munn joins a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Oscar Isaacs (Apocalypse), Rose Byrne (Moira McTaggert), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Ben Hardy (Angel), and Lana Condor (Jubillee).

X-Men: Apocalypse is due in theaters May 27, 2016.

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