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Between films like Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the X-Men franchise has numerous irons in the fire, but one of the most intriguing of the bunch is the Kitty Pryde movie being developed by original Deadpool director Tim Miller. There's a lot of enthusiasm for the character to return to the silver screen, and some have wondered whether or not Ellen Page could come back to get involved in the project. That's something that CinemaBlend asked Page during a recent interview to discuss her new film, The Cured, and while the actress isn't officially involved in the movie, she did reveal that she would do so if given the opportunity because she wanted to do more with Kitty Pryde during her tenure. Page explained:
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.
Ellen Page definitely isn't wrong. Making her debut in X-Men: The Last Stand, her performance as Kitty Pryde has become widely regarded by many fans as one of the standout elements of the third X-Men film. Alas, Ms. Pryde was put on the back burner for several years before resurfacing for a side role in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, which swapped in Hugh Jackman's Wolverine as the character to go back in time instead of her. The announcement of a Kitty Pryde movie hasn't included any reference to Page or her version of the character, but it sounds like the Juno actress would return if asked.
In any other franchise, it would be easy to assume that everyone just wants to recast and move on, but X-Men is particularly notable for how its films play fast and loose with continuity. Although the franchise technically rebooted with the events of Days of Future Past, its conclusion also made sure to note that Page's version of Kitty did still exist in the timeline. Now it sounds like the only thing that would need to happen to continue that story would be to extend an offer to Page.
Regardless of whether or not Ellen Page returns to play Kitty Pryde, there's a lot to get excited about regarding her future in the X-Men franchise. The character can phase through space and time, which allows her to run through walls and send her consciousness back in time. These abilities are some of the most unique in all of the X-Men films, and they could set a Kitty Pryde story apart from other Marvel tales.
CinemaBlend will bring you more information related to the X-Men franchise, Tim Miller's Kitty Pryde movie and everything else in the world of Marvel mutants as new details become available to us. For now, you can catch Ellen Page in The Cured, which is currently in theaters and available on VOD.