Kitty Pryde Movie All But Confirmed As Tim Miller and Brian Michael Bendis Team For 143
Posted on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
A month ago, a story broke that Deadpool director Tim Miller was likely developing a Kitty Pryde movie for Fox. Now, that story is all-but-confirmed as news comes that Miller and comic writer Brian Michael Bendis are teaming for a mysterious new X-Men spin-off called 143.
Last month, Collider broke the news that Fox was developing a Kitty Pryde movie with Deadpool director Tim Miller at the helm. Now, Deadline confirms that Miller and comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis have teamed for a mysterious new X-Men film titled 143. While Deadline seems to be playing coy with what 143 is, other sites (like The Hollywood Reporter) are confirming that 143 is, indeed, the Kitty Pryde film.
143 is likely a code name, referring to Uncanny X-Men No. 143, one of the first solo Kitty Pryde stories, in which the character goes head to head against a demon inside the X-Mansion, aka Xaviers School for Gifted Youngsters. If 143 is, indeed, the Kitty Pryde film, it wont be the characters first on screen incarnation. Ellen Page previously played the mutant character, who has the power of phasing, allowing her to pass through solid objects.
Kitty Pryde is a fan-favorite, and Fox has been trying to launch a solo film centered around her for some time now. At one point, Juno team Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody were tasked with making a Kitty Pryde film with Page intended to star. Now, Miller and Bendis will have their chance to take a crack at the character. Bendis is a well-known comic writer who created Ultimate Spider-Man character Miles Morales and Jessica Jones.
Miller, who made his feature directorial debut with Deadpool, is currently working on a brand new Terminator film with original Terminator creator James Cameron. Millers Terminator involvement is going to keep him busy for the foreseeable future, which means he wont be getting to 143 anytime soon.
143 is yet another Marvel-based comic book property for Fox, who were recently acquired by Disney. Since the logistics of bringing together Foxs Marvel properties with Disneys Marvel Cinematic Universe still needs to be worked out, it makes some sense for Fox to not rush into 143. Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has previously said:
The truth of the matter, as I understand it, is the deal has to be figured out. Theres been no communication. Were not thinking about it. Were focusing on everything weve already announced. If and when the deal actually happens, well start to think more about it. Until then, we have a lot to do.
Kitty Pryde Movie in the works
Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:27 PM
Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:38 PM
how is Fox still able to greenlight these things
"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.
The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."
- Amethyst Schaber, http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/
Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:50 PM
It's not. Not yet. And they need to go forward so that they have projects in the works and are covered whether the proposed deal goes through or whether something derails it. Either way they need to be developing pictures if they are going to exist.
-ZacWilliam, now might disney cancel or change some or even all of those when/if they officially take over in a year or two? Sure. But the studio can't just sit around doing nothing until then.
- CORVUS likes this
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?
*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.
Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:36 PM
I have loved Kitty Pryde as a character since the 80s...but there is WAY too much stuff that should be further ahead in line for a solo movie. And given that we're pretty much at saturation for how many of these movies we can get in a given year, I really don't want this to happen.
Reply to this topic
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users