Maine’s beloved native daughter Anna Kendrick has expressed interest in playing on the big screen one of the nuttiest superheroes the Marvel universe has to offer, and another Hollywood director has also endorsed her casting as the character.
Kendrick, the Tony Award and Academy Award-nominated actress originally from Portland, said last month that she wanted to play Squirrel Girl, a.k.a. Doreen Green, a newer superhero edition to the Marvel canon, known for her winning personality, prehensile tail, superhuman strength and agility, enhanced senses, and ability to communicate with and instruct squirrels. Edgar Wright, who directed Kendrick in “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” agreed, and said he thought Kendrick would be the perfect choice to play the rodent queen. We here at the BDN full agree.
As of the writing of this post, Marvel Studios has not said one way or the other whether or not a Squirrel Girl movie is even in the works, let alone who’d they cast as the titular superhero. The studio and Marvel Comics have both, however, doubled down on showcasing more and more female superheroes, including the popular “Jessica Jones” Netflix series, the upcoming “Captain Marvel” movie (with Brie Larson recently cast as the character), and Ant-Man and The Wasp sharing the title billing of the upcoming sequel to 2015’s “Ant-Man.” Is the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl next? Here’s hoping!