Actress Ellen Page, best known for her breakout starring role in Juno, and as Kitty Pryde AKA “Shadowcat” in the X-Men film franchise, gave a speech at the Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas yesterday in which she publicly declared her homosexuality. (more…)
Movie studios the world over are balls-deep in making super hero flicks and it doesn’t look like the trend will end anytime soon. With that popularity, many actors have chimed into to announce what characters they would like to play and what movies they’d like to see made. Some of these are just annoying, but Ellen Page has what is in my opinion the best idea ever. If Page had her way, she would grab up Joss Whedon and make a Kitty Pryde solo flick.
It’s already well-known that she’s back for X-Men: Days of Future Past, so the character still has life and, best of all, Page is still wearing the costume. And apparently Whedon has expressed in the past his desire to make a Pryde solo flick and admits his love of the character in general. Further, Page had this to say in a recent interview:
Well, I’m available! [Laughs.] I love that. Kitty Pryde’s awesome. I’m super grateful to be the actress who’s gotten to be her, and you only desperately hope that the true fans who have a right to demand what they want and who have been passionate about these stories for a really long time, that you can pull it off for them. I would be so thrilled to play Kitty Pryde again. I really would.
Of course, the idea of Whedon crossing the Marvel/Disney border and jumping in bed with Fox and their X-Men franchise is highly unlikely, so there’s pretty much zero chance we’ll see the almighty Whedon put this kind of project together. But maybe we’ll get lucky and someone else with talent will jump on it?
I’ve got one better for you Fox, if you happen to be listening – Kitty Pryde and Nightcrawler tag-team movie. Yes, that would be my ultimate fanboy dream come true.
Thanks to /Film for the heads-up.
We all remember Ellen Page‘s Kitty Pryde from X-Men: The Last Stand. She’s back in the upcoming X-Men flick, and we have our first glimpse, thanks to Bryan Singer, who’s taken all the publicity for X-Men: Days of Future Past into his own hands! I wonder if he’ll get a pay raise for taking on multiple jobs. Hmm. Anyway, Singer tweeted a picture for all us nerdtastic fans to “ooh” and “aah” over.
Hit the jump for our first look at Page’s Pryde!
Bryan Singer‘s new film Jack the Giant Killer comes out on March 1st, which is just a few weeks away. But come on! It’s his next film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, that we all really want to talk about. And yes, while out peddling Jack, Singer is indeed talking X-Men, at least in the broad strokes.
In an interview with Cinema Blend, Singer talked about some of the themes he’ll be playing with in the film, and why he is going to stay tight-lipped about some of the stuff you’ll be seeing in the upcoming superhero sequel. But first, a couple of technical notes: “I’ll probably use some of the motion-capture technology for certain things [in Days of Future Past],” he said adding, “And of course the 3D technology. I’ll be shooting native stereo on X-Men.”
Now for the real guts of the thing: Are we going to see Sentinels? Nimrod? Rachel Summers? Franklin Richards? References to other dead Marvel heroes in the apocalyptic future thus suggesting a more closely related Marvel Cinematic Universe across studio rights’ issues? (That last one may be overly hopeful.)
There’s things that we’re going to do in this movie that haven’t been done in X-Men films before. Stuff involving [time travel], and stuff involving certain technology, and certain science fiction aspects that haven’t been used before in an X-Men film. We’d like to keep some of that a surprise.
Damn you, Singer. You, and J.J. Abrams, and your “surprises.”
This movie will also deal with destiny, the choices we made, the people we were– how the people we were when we were young affects the world we have to live in in the future, and what if we could go back and change that.
Interesting. The original comic book story, which was told in Uncanny X-Men #141, follows a Kitty Pryde from a futuristic hellscape where mutants are hunted to near-extinction as she comes back in time to change the future Sarah Connor style. No one knows if this is indeed the exact direction Singer’s looking at, but Ellen Page has already been confirmed as one of the former X-actors returning to the franchise. She played Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand. I say that assuming you repressed any memory of Last Stand.
More news as it develops.
… Jubilee, Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel and Psylocke. Notice anything particular awesome about the lineup? It’s all women! And shockingly, Marvel has avoided calling the new book, from Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel, any thing silly like X-Women or Lady Mutants or Xavier’s Girls. It’s simply titled X-Men.
Colors will come from Laura Martin, and if this cover is anything to judge by, I think this new X-Men is going to be a beautiful book.
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I’m a little behind on what’s been happening in the X-books lately, and by a little I mean completely, but I do love Storm sporting the mohawk again. And since I’m basically a Marvel Comics neophyte, can someone tell who’s Rachel? It seems a rather nondescript superhero name. Otherwise, this lineup features a lot of my favorites, and while Jubilee will star I’m excited to see all these ladies working together.
What do you think of this new X-Men team?
Source: Bleeding Cool