It looks as though Kitty Pryde is getting a solo movie.
And it’s directed by none other than Tim Miller.
“Tim Miller of Deadpool fame is hard at work developing a solo movie for the famous phasing member of the X-Men, Kitty Pryde, to potentially direct.”
Kitty Pryde is also known by the codename Shadowcat, and has the ability to phase through solid objects – essentially becoming intangible as she (and anything she touches) then passes through solid matter.
She also has the ability to disrupt electronic signals and even levitate.
Of course, this character has previously appeared throughout the X-Men franchise. Early instalments were little more than mere cameo, until Ellen Page took up the mantle of Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand, reprising her role in Days of Future Past.
But who will play Kitty Pryde in the upcoming solo movie?
Unfortunately, that’s yet to be decided… but I can’t help thinking it’s likely that we’re going to see the role recast. After all, Ellen Page’s incarnation of the iconic X-Men character was a great fit for the original movie X-Men team. But the entire team has since been recast with younger actors, and it’s likely that Kitty will follow suit.
“Miller’s setting the project up at 20th Century Fox, the current home of Marvel’s X-Men, X-Force, Wolverine, The New Mutants, and the aforementioned Deadpool titles, but the much-publicized potential buyout by Disney will almost certainly complicate things.”
Will the X-Men spin-off movie see the light of day?
That’s still very much undecided at this point.
“To be clear, a Kitty Pryde movie is very much in development at Fox by Miller at the moment, but even without the expected merger valued at $52.4 billion, a movie that’s in development doesn’t necessarily end up going into production.”
Either way, it’s great that Tim Miller is on board… and it suggests a movie that might be closer in tone to Deadpool than the main X-Men series.
But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.