The director of "Deadpool" has his sights set on another character from the Marvel comics-verse, with Tim Miller developing a solo "X-Men" spinoff flick centered around the mutant Kitty Pryde.

Collider has the scoop that Miller is currently shepherding the project for studio 20th Century Fox, the home of the "Deadpool" franchise. It's still early days in the process, but Miller's involvement certainly bodes well for the picture, considering the success he and Ryan Reynolds had with the Merc With a Mouth.

What could complicate things, though, is the looming Disney buyout, which may spell doom for any in-development Fox projects once it goes into effect (pending Congressional approval, of course). Collider cautions that the flick could be delayed or even canceled altogether while that process plays out, though the site is extremely confident in its reporting that this is a project that Miller is currently actively pursuing, buyout be damned.

Kitty Pryde was last seen on the big screen played by Ellen Page in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Here's a character breakdown, courtesy of Collider:

Best known by the codename Shadowcat, but also taking on the aliases of Ariel, Sprite and even the mantle of Star-Lord over the years, Pryde is a mutant with the ability to "phase" or become intangible, which basically allows her (and anything she's touching) to pass through solid objects, disrupt electromagnetic fields, and even levitate.

She certainly sounds like a character who deserves her own story on the big screen, and we hope Miller gets the chance to tell it. Stay tuned to see if this project pans out.

[via: Collider]