It was announced that Marvel will be adding to its cinematic universe with its first 30-minute comedy show – an adaptation of New Warriors. It will mark the second Marvel show on Freeform (formally ABC Family) after Cloak and Dagger. New Warriors is all about a group of teen superheroes with aspirations to be the next generation of Avengers. The group has been home to the likes of Nova, Firestar, Speedball, Darkhawk, Scarlet Spider, and many, many more over the years. Who exactly will make up the core group in this new live-action adaptation, remains to be seen. There is one character, however, that is getting all the attention. That character is Doreen Green – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Despite never having been part of the team in the comics, she will join alongside the New Warriors in the show. Given how popular the character is (thanks to the delightful comic series by Ryan North and Erica Henderson) it might as well be called Squirrel Girl and The New Warriors. Don’t let her seemingly lame superpower – the ability to communicate with Squirrels – fool you. She’s beaten the likes of Thanos, Deadpool, and Doctor Doom.
Even though New Warriors has a whole superhero cast to fill, all anyone seems to care at the moment is “So Who’s Going To Play Squirrel Girl?”. No actress has been officially announced, nor is there any sort of rumored short list. It’s all too early for that. But what it is time for, is a wonderful thing called “Fan Casting”. Fan casting (sometimes dream casting or fantasy casting) is the practice of speculative casting, suggesting actors or other individuals to play characters without canonical real-life versions.
So here we are. Here are 5 actresses that could play the quirky, socially awkward, but still totally unbeatable, Squirrel Girl. (more…)
A few weeks ago at San Diego Comic Con, it was announced that Brie Larson would be taking up the mantle of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Studios film of the same name. But there’s more than enough room in the Marvel Universe for another female superhero, right? So when Anna Kendrick took to Twitter earlier this summer, and said, “Hey, why don’t I be Squirrel Girl?” at the behest of her brother, and the reaction was positive. But if Kendrick wants to be Squirrel Girl, she’ll need support from inside Marvel Studios, people of esteem and influence, like Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo. (more…)
Not too long ago, Anna Kendrick called “shotgun” on Squirrel Girl, the rodent themed Marvel comics super-heroine that started as something of a gag, but became an actual fan favorite. To be clear, Marvel has never announced plans to make Squirrel Girl (or any of the teams she’s been on, like the Great Lakes Avengers) into a movie—Kendrick has simply stated her interest in playing the character (even though she admitted to knowing little about her, outside of a few comics her brother sent her). Now, someone else in Hollywood is saying “Hey Marvel, I’m team Squirrel Girl!” (more…)
Acting, singing, dancing, writing, time travelling and evil archery – often, it seems that there is no ends to the list of skills at which John Barrowman excels. Leaping to every new challenge with his signature flair and flamboyance – not to mention incredible levels of energy – it’s no surprise that he’s won so many awards for being generally an all round amazing entertainer. At San Diego Comic Con this week, he added to his list of accomplishments by showing off his fabulous cosplaying talents. (more…)
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. (more…)
Marvel Entertainment usually goes to the trouble of trademarking a property when they plan on using their TV and/or film rights. If you go through their registry, you’ll find various trademarks for Star Lord, Agent Carter, Groot, etc. on the list. Well, it’s been brought to our attention that a little known character from the comic book universe has been trademarked, and if history is any indication, this character is about to see a live action incarnation sometime soon. Who is this lucky person? Well, it’s a woman. Kinda. And she’s a walking wrecking machine. Kinda. If you count beating the hell out of Wolverine and Deadpool wrecking machine material. Sounds like this character is the most awesome super being in comics history. Well, if that’s what you think, you’re dead wrong. (more…)
If you’re anything like me, you have about a metric buttload of superhero-related shirts. I’m always on the lookout for superhero shirts that aren’t the same old ones you see at Target or at the mall.
Fortunately, the folks at Mighty Fine have seen fit to immortalize one of Marvel Comics’ awesomest characters. I speak, naturally, of Squirrel Girl. This is the hero who single-handedly defeated Doctor Doom (or at the very least a Doombot pretending to be him depending on which writer you talk to) with hordes of squirrels.
With a variety of designs from which to choose, you can rest assured that you can pay tribute to a mighty hero and look stylish at the same time. The shirts, made of 100 percent cotton, will run you $26. But, if you act now (yes, really), Mighty Fine will throw in a pair of Back-up Nuts.
So as the kids say, nut up or shut up.
(via Mighty Fine)