Collider has reported that Tim Miller (of Deadpool fame) is working on developing a solo film for the X-Men’s Shadowcat, Kitty Pryde.
Pryde is a mutant with the ability to “phase” or become intangible, allowing her to pass through solid objects, levitate and disrupt electromagnetic fields. Miller is setting up the project, which he will direct, at 20th Century Fox, the current home of the X-Men and related projects – however the recent Disney buyout is sure to throw a spanner in the works.
So, to be clear, the Kitty Pryde movie is in development at Fox right now, however a film in development isn’t necessarily a film that will end up going into production. Plus, we must factor in that Miller is currently producing the Sonic the Hedgehog movie for Paramount, and then will go on to direct the new Terminator film for the studio, which is eyeing a 2019 release. Then, add in that the Disney/Fox merger review may take up to 12-18 months, bringing even more complications into the equation.
If a Kitty Pryde film does come to pass, it will mark the first time that the Marvel mutant gets her own solo outing, following sometime after Simon Kinberg’s forthcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which comes as Fox’s first female lead for a Marvel title since Elektra.
More on the Kitty Pryde film when we have it.