After her appearance Kitty Pryde in 1989s X-Men: The Last Stand, it seemed that it was only a matter of time before Ellen Page returned to the world of superheroes. During an interview to promote her latest flick, Whip It, Page revealed exclusively to MTV that she has signed on to play Rainn Wilson’s sidekick in the upcoming comedy, Super.
As Page explains, Super is about a “character (Wilson) whose ex-girlfriend gets into a sticky situation and he becomes a superhero, essentially, to solve the problem. I play a slightly eccentric girl who works at a comic book store who really wants to be his sidekick.”
So, what should fans expect from said sidekick, especially one of Page’s caliber? A tricked out motorcycle? Kung Fu moves? Witty repartee?
“Let’s just say there might be some skintight yellow suits,” she revealed. “I don’t know for sure. Who knows what will happen?”
The mention of Page being a caped crusader resulted in some laughter, but it doesn’t sound like it’s totally out of the question.
“I don’t know, okay? I have to figure that out first,” she explained. “I have to go deep inside. But, it’s gonna be really fun. I think it will be really rad”
Super will be written and directed by someone who isn’t a stranger to the world of capes and mysteries. James Gunn wrote 2000’s The Specials about a band of rag-tag superheroes, as well as the first two Scooby Doo live-action films. Live Tyler also joins the cast.