X-Men 3 continues to be in total disarray. Losing 2 directors, ridiculous plot leaks, the loss of Nightcrawler, over casting and now to add to all of that casting a character just 3 days before the character's scenes are supposed to start shooting. Has any GOOD new come out for X-Men 3 yet?|
At any rate, it is being report all over the place today that Ellen Page has signed up to play Kitty Pride, the mutant with abilities to walk through walls and other intangible stuff like that (Some Canadian fans may recognize her from Trailer Park Boys). The good folks over at Empire give us the following:
[Kitty Pride had] appeared, in small cameos, in both previous X-Men movies, played by Sumela Kay and Katie Stuart. Page is almost totally unknown in this country, having appeared in Sundance entry Hard Candy (not yet released here), and such previous films as, er, I Downloaded A Ghost and Wilby Wonderful.
Presumably Kitty's role is going to be bumped up a little this time, but to what end, we dont yet know. In the comics she has a, ahem, close friendship with Colossus, the steel-skinned mutant who appeared briefly but memorably during the school invasion scenes in X2, but we can't say for sure yet if that romantic subplot will get a look-in in the film.