by Ryan, published on February 26, 2009|
When X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens on May 1, possible spin-offs for the characters of Magneto and Deadpool, not to mention lots of younger X-Men in X-Men First Class, hang in the balance. However, Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator, occasional X-Men comic writer, and current Cabin in the Woods director Joss Whedon thinks they are forgetting a certain mutant character with a lot of potential: Kitty Pryde.
Coventry Telegraph reports that Whedon told Maxim:
I've mentioned this to Marvel several times over the last couple of years: Kitty Pryde is out there. She's a pretty fascinating character with a very visual power who, the last time I saw, was played by Oscar nominee Ellen Page. And they don't seem to think that that's awesome. I don't know why. You know, I'm just sayin'.
Whedon's got a point. Maybe the reason Marvel is shy about a Kitty Pryde movie is that audiences might be reminded of the buzzkill that was Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand.