We reckon that the Marvel Cinematic Universe could use another superhero and the latest candidate in line is none other than Doreen Green, aka Squirrel Girl.
Shortly after it was reported that Anna Kendrick was keen on taking on the role of fan-favourite Squirrel Girl in an upcoming Marvel movie, a fan had already put together a mock up of what the actress would like as the hero before anyone can say “who’s Squirrel Girl”.
“My brother sent me a Squirrel Girl comic because he thinks I should [play her]. I don’t know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel!” Kendrick told Net-a-Porter while promoting her latest film, “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”. Although the 30-year-old star was clearly joking, fans now want to see this happen after seeing the fan art.
According to Matt Wood, Squirrel Girl first started out as a comical joke but later morphed into a smart, self-aware Marvel character throughout the years. Also known as Doreen Greene, she’s basically the Spider-Man version of squirrels. As such, she has all the powers of a squirrel, which includes agility and speed, increased senses, as well as the ability to communicate with the loveable creatures.
Squirrel Girl was co-created by comic book legend Steve Ditko and Will Murray with the intention of giving fans a more lighthearted superhero, given that many comic tales in the 90s were turning dark and tragic. She made her 1st debut appearance in 1992 and has been a part of several superhero teams, namely the Great Lakes Avengers (Marvel’s D-List comic relief team) and New Avengers.
The character was most recently seen unleashing her army of squirrels on Wolverine in the “All-New Wolverine” comic. Screen Rant also reported that Doreen was the nanny to Luke Cage and Jessica Jones’ daughter while the rebooted comics storyline sees Squirrel Girl borrowing some tech from Tony Stark in order to take on Galactus.
So how many nuts would you pay to see Kendrick playing Squirrel Girl on screen? She’s definitely got our vote and we can totally see her blowing this part out of the water.