There are considerable legal hurdles to getting the Avengers and the X-Men together on the big screen, but there’s no reason why we couldn’t some day see the director of The Avengers take a vacation from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to visit the X-Men, maybe even to showcase a character that he focused a significant amount of his comic work on. And that character’s actress, Ellen Page, is totally down with it.
Page (who also may be appearing in another comics adaptation soon) was interviewed by Vulture about her current work in the X-Men movies, and the future of Kitty Pryde. On revisiting the character after eight years (I feel old) and working with returning X-Men director Bryan Singer:
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.
And on Joss Whedon‘s open declaration of wanting to do a Kitty Pryde movie?
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.
Ball’s in your court, 20th Century Fox. And don’t pretend you wouldn’t put “from the director of The Avengers” in all the advertising.
(You can read the whole interview with Page at Vulture.)