Ellen Page Wants More Kitty Pryde
As we all know, Bryan Singer has once again taken the reigns of the X-Men film franchise and is in the process of bringing us the latest installment in Fox’s hugely successful series. This go-round, Singer has compiled a massive ensemble cast that includes characters from both previous film franchises, a fact that has the fan base divided. Are there too many characters involved? That’s something that we will have to wait and see, but if that leaked footage from San Diego Comic Con is any indication of the how good the film will be, we could be in for a treat.
One of the returning cast members is Ellen Page, who joined the franchise with Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand, playing the role of Kitty Pryde, a character that had been eluded to in previous films, but took to the center stage in the controversial film. In the comic that Days of Future Past is based on, Kitty plays a huge role in the progression of the story, but from the sounds of things, the character may not have as a big a role as we had hoped. But that isn’t keeping Page from having enthusiasm for the role and in a recent interview with Vulture, she discusses returning to the role and what it’s been like to play the same character under two different directors.
That’s sort of the wonder and mystery of making a movie, you know? Maybe because the first one was so long ago, maybe because it was like an eight-year difference, but it didn’t feel like there needed to be an adjustment period. Bryan, I don’t know how he pulls off everything he does in a day, I really don’t! He is really great with actors and really wants the truth of the performance to exist, to sort of elevate that kind of a film, which I feel he did with the first two X-Men movies. He was sort of the first to take that kind of a spectacle of film and tell a deeply, deeply human story.
It’s not secret that Joss Whedon has a knack for taking powerful female characters and bringing them to the forefront to make them relevant and the director has previously stated that he’d love to tackle a Kitty Pryde solo film. The topic was thrown out to Page who, not surprisingly, is all for that idea.
I have heard that, yeah! 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.
I think that most fans would agree that Page portrayed the Kitty Pryde fairly well. Aside from a rather lack luster script, Page took the character and ran with it. I look forward to seeing what she brings to the character under a better director. To be honest, I don’t see a Kitty Pryde solo film in the books, but don’t be shocked to see her show up in future X-Men films.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to hit theaters next year, where Ellen Page will be joined by Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Aaron Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Peter Dinklage.