Mainer Anna Kendrick wants to play this Marvel superhero in a movie (if it gets made)

Cast member Anna Kendrick attends the premiere of "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" in Hollywood, California, U.S. June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Cast member Anna Kendrick attends the premiere of “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” in Hollywood, California, U.S. June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

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!

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.