Deadpool Director Developing Kitty Pryde X-Men Spin-Off
A new X-Men movie might be coming featuring a fan-favorite character!
Kitty Pryde Movie Coming From Tim Miller!
Collider.com confirms that the director of last year's Deadpool movie, Tim Miller, is developing a solo movie for the fan-favorite member of the X-Men, Kitty Pryde. Best known by her codename Shadowcat, but also taking on the aliases of Ariel, Sprite and even the mantle of Star-Lord over the years, Pryde is a mutant with the ability to “phase” or become intangible, which basically allows her (and anything she’s touching) to pass through solid objects, disrupt electromagnetic fields, and even levitate. Miller himself is also currently producing a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie for Paramount and will be directing the new Terminator film for a 2019 release.
This film will be the first time the Marvel mutant gets her own big-screen title and Fox’s first female lead for a Marvel title since 2005's Elektra. Now that’s not to say Kitty hasn’t appeared in feature films before. Cameo appearances from Sumela Kay in X-Men and Katie Stuart in X2 acted as Easter eggs/teasers for the character. Fans will most well remember Ellen Page‘s portrayal in X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Pryde began her time in the comics as a sort of little sister/sidekick to the older X-Men after her 1980 introduction, but in the mid-80s, Chris Claremont and Al Milgrom‘s miniseries “Kitty Pryde and Wolverine” took the title characters on a side-quest in Japan in order to capitalize on her popularity. That run even gave Pryde first billing in “Pryde of the X-Men”, the story basis for a classic Konami arcade game and the pilot for what would become a fan-favorite animated series. We could see the coming-of-age story for Pryde that was laid out in the original “Days of Future Past” storyline or we might see her join the Xavier’s Academy and befriend some members of the New Mutants alongside the X-Men themselves. Most fans will want to see her pal around with her alien dragon friend Lockheed.