Ellen Page reveals that she would love to reprise her role as Kitty Pryde in Brian Michael Bendis and Tim Miller's upcoming X-Men spin-off movie.
Page famously played Pryde in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand and reprised her role for Days of Future Past in 2014. However, as Fox moves forward with a standalone focussing on one of the youngest member of Xavier's gifted youngsters, can Page hold the movie on her own?
Speaking to Cinema Blend, the 31-year-old discussed how she would love to come back and play the "phasing" mutant one more time:
"I loved playing Kitty Pryde, and I think one of the things I always felt was I wish I could have done more. My experience in the films wasn't necessarily that extensive and she is such a great character. I don't know anything about the movie to be honest with you, but yeah, of course, that's something I'd love to do, but I don't know."
Although Pryde appeared in both X-Men and X2, it was only Brett Ratner's third entry that gave the character a speaking role. Casting the Juno star as an inexperienced mutant who shared a bond with Shawn Ashmore's Bobby Drake, Page's performance was one of the better parts of the maligned threequel. Page was given an expanded role for Days of Future Past, using her abilities to help transport Jackman's Logan back to 1973.
However, with Matthew Vaughn effectively rebooting the X-Men with First Class, there has been no sign of either Page or Pryde aside from her future self in DoFP. As Fox moves forward with her own solo movie, it is highly likely that director Tim Miller will want someone new in the role. However, with Kitty's ability to phase through time and space, there is every chance that Page could do a Rebecca Romijn and appear somewhere in the movie.
Fox is expanding its slate even further in the wake of its merger with Disney, but it is unknown whether projects like Kitty Pryde, Gambit and Multiple Man will make it into production before the MCU takes over. Given Kitty's 38 years of X-Men history, there is plenty of material to work through. Her complex relationship with Colossus could tie into the Deadpool movies or the upcoming X-Force, while some even suggest that Pryde could be the one to bring the mutants into the MCU.
As one of the most popular members of the team, Fox should have no problem finding fans that are willing to part with their money to see the character (in whatever form) get her time to shine in a leading role for an X-Men movie.