The Marvel Cinematic Universe is with us since eight years now, and it continues to expand. With movies like Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man: Homecoming snatching up talent left and right, it appears that almost every actor and actress in Hollywood is going to play a Marvel character at some point. So naturally, what everyone wants to know is, who is Anna Kendrick going to play in the MCU? Well, we may have an answer to that question.
Anna Kendrick is right now promoting her latest movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and comparable to most actors or actresses right now, she is getting asked what superhero or comic book character she would like to play. The question came in an interview with Net-a-Porter, and Kendrick had a pretty out of the box, but probably the very welcomed answer.
“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!”
Of course, it’s a very non-committal answer, and it isn’t like she is saying that she has a die hard passion for the character or is actively chasing the role. Squirrel Girl has a very intense cult following within the Marvel fanbase, and Kendrick‘s name has been dropped and bandied about for the role, and she is kind of perfect for it. She was clearly, jokingly saying that playing half squirrel is pretty easy and non-complex when compared to other superheroes and comic book characters, but it is easy to see Kendrick doing that.
“Who is Squirrel Girl anyway?” Well, the character first appeared in 1992 and was co-created by comic book legend Steve Ditko along with Will Murray. Her actual name is Doreen Green, and she can communicate with squirrels and has defeated some heavy hitting bad guys in the comics. She was created with the intention of being a more lighthearted superhero, given that so many of them are a bit tragic or very brooding, especially in the 90s when she was first created. The character has had a renewed popularity with her recent reboot comic, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.