New developments in the world of film, courtesy of Screen Rant, report that a new film starring X-Men favorite Kitty Pryde might be in development with Deadpool director Tim Miller taking the reigns.
In its bid to further the X-Men film franchise beyond the confines of the mainline series, Fox has announced several new projects it is looking into creating. Hoping to follow the breakout success of both Deadpool and Logan, these new films would follow singular characters from the X-Men stable of characters on their own adventures, potentially with little to do with the mainline film series in a similar vein to their predecessors.
Both The New Mutants and Deadpool 2 have already been announced and, according to reports, are closed to finished, with X-Force, Gambit, and Multiple Man movies also on the horizon. Finally, news of a film following X-Men member Shadowcat, also known as Kitty Pryde, is in development.
Though not as well known as other members of the team like Wolverine or Cyclops, Kitty remains one of the most popular characters among fans of the comics and cartoons, playing a major role in several series and appearing in the main X-Men films portrayed by actress Ellen Page. While it’s not clear whether or not she would reprise the role once again for the solo film, it’s at least as likely Fox may recast the character similar to other members of the team in more recent films.
The most obvious issue with the film’s future lies in the recent buyout of Fox’s movie division by Disney. As such, it’s unclear whether or not this new X-Men film would need to conform to the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or even if the plans will end up falling through in the wake of the merger. That being said, given the massive popularity of the X-Men brand and Marvel’s eagerness to make use of it, we can be certain Kitty will appear in new adventures soon enough, whether they be a solo movie or otherwise.