AceShowbiz - Another X-Men member is getting her own solo film. "Deadpool" director Tim Miller is reportedly developing an "X-Men" spin-off film focusing on Kitty Pryde a.k.a. Shadowcat at 21st Century Fox. The character was played by Ellen Page in "X-Men: The Last Stand" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past".
According to Collider, the spin-off film is "very much" in the works as business at the studio continues to operate as usual following the Disney acquisition. Though the project is not officially announced yet by the studio and is in early stage of development, Miller is not taking a "wait and see" approach, sources tell the site.
Meanwhile, Fox is still actively developing several other previously-announced "X-Men" spin-offs which include "X-Force", "Gambit (2019)" and a potential sequel to "The New Mutants", recent report revealed. It's very likely that the studio is actively pursuing movie projects like normal after the buyout by the Mouse House.
Miller, who departed "Deadpool 2" due to creative differences with its star Ryan Reynolds, is currently busy developing another project at Fox. The Oscar-nominated helmer has been tapped to direct "Neuromancer", an adaptation of William Gibson's 1984 sci-fi novel of the same name, which will be produced by Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: Dark Phoenix").
Miller has also been hired to serve as executive producer for Sony Pictures' planned "Sonic the Hedgehog" feature film. Attached to helm the fantasy flick is first-time feature film helmer Jeff Fowler, a filmmaker and visual effects artist who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film as writer and director of 2004's "Gopher Broke".
Frowler will also be serving as a producer along with Neil H. Moritz, who is known for the "Fast and Furious" film franchise as well as TV shows "Prison Break" and "The Big C". Patrick Casey ("Shotgun Wedding", "Golan the Insatiable") will provide the screenplay along with his frequent collaborator, writer/director/actor Josh Miller.