There’s another Marvel movie in the works over at 20th Century Fox despite the Disney acquisition being made official last month. This time? It’s a Kitty Pryde solo film.
The film is being actively developed by Deadpool director Tim Miller. Miller is working on the project as we speak, and potentially would direct the film for Fox.
Kitty Pryde, aka Shadowcat, has been a mainstay in X-Men comics since the 1980s. She’s also no stranger to the Fox’s film franchise, most notably played by Ellen Page in X-Men: The Last Stand and Days of Future Past.
We’ve got no word on whether that movie would see Page reprise her role or not, but that’ll likely be up to Miller. Currently, Miller is one of the busiest men in Hollywood between this, the new Terminator movie and the Sonic the Hedgehog film he’s working on Paramount.
This news comes as just the latest project in pre-production from Fox, who was ramping up new solo movies, standalones, and spinoffs in addition to their central X-Men franchise before they were acquired by Disney in December.
That process apparently hasn’t slowed down at all though, with movies from Drew Goddard’s X-Force film to James Franco’s Multiple Man standalone, projects at least two years from release, still moving forward.
That’s in part due to uncertainty surrounding the deal and whether or not it will actually go through. The deal has of course been agreed to by both parties, but has to pass through a regulatory process first, which is expected to take between a year and a year and a half.
So, while Disney has officially acquired Fox, the deal will not be fully done potentially until 2019, and while they might not be able to get all of these projects off the ground by that point, there’s a chance that some of the projects would be too far in development for Marvel to mothball completely.