When it comes to female superheroes, the offerings are sadly not nearly as plentiful as their male counterparts. In the specific case of Marvel Studios, we’ve been introduced to Black Widow played by Scarlett Johansson, the Wasp portrayed by Evangeline Lilly, and the Scarlet Witch who’s played by Elizabeth Olsen. Captain Marvel, as we know, is on her way to be Marvel’s first solo superheroine, and we might likely hear about her casting soon. It’s a role a lot of actresses in Hollywood wouldn’t mind having, but others have their eyes on something a bit more modest. Don’t think Avengers, think Great Lakes Avengers.
For Anna Kendrick, playing the part of Squirrel Girl in the MCU would be more her speed. While talking to Net A Porter, Kendrick said that she took note of the character in a comic book she got from her brother, and while she doesn’t seem to know a lot about the Squirrel Girl or her secret identity Doreen Green, Kendrick said that the heroine seems right in her wheelhouse. “I don’t know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel!” Kendrick said.
For the record, and for Kendrick apparently, Squirrel Girl was created by Will Murray and Steve Ditko in 1992 as an antidote to the growing number of violent and jaded antiheroes. Squirrel Girl, with her squirrel powers including super-strength, retractable claws, tail and ability to talk to squirrels, has never been exactly one of Marvel’s marquee players, but her star’s been rising in the last couple of years with her acting as nanny for Luke Cage and Jessica Jones’ daughter and a prominent position in the recently revealed teaser artwork for “Divided We Fall”, the new Marvel Comics status quo.
What do you Bastards think: Would Kendrick make a good Squirrel Girl, and in what capacity should she appear in the MCU? Feel free to sound off below.
Source: Geek Tyrant