They make a strong case, and they don’t even need to say anything to do it. Two of the hottest superhero movies hitting theaters this year are X-Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool, the latter of which is in theaters now. Olivia Munn is taking on the role of Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse, and she’s learned some pretty fancy sword skills for the part. Ryan Reynolds, on the other hand, is playing the slightly more cavalier Deadpool. He has also learned some fancy sword skills, skills more appropriate for his character.
Any Psylocke is going to need to know how to wield a katana properly, and from the trailers for X-Men: Apocalypse, it looks like we’ll get plenty of chances to see Munn show off what she knows on the big screen. Or, you can just watch this Instagram video of the actress swinging around a katana like a pro. But, weapon proficiency is no match for the cleverness of Deadpool, who patiently waits for an opportunistic moment to strike.
As only Deadpool could do, Reynolds wins this Instagram battle with the tap of a balloon sword, because for all that martial arts mastery, there’s no defending against a sword forged using the amassed ancient knowledge of carnival clowns.