Squirrel Girl might be coming to your living room soon. Marvel is reportedly developing a TV show called “New Warriors,” and the quirky character will be one of many heroes in the cast.
TVLine reports that the show, which has not yet been picked up by a network, would focus on a team of teenage superheroes, an age group the TV department seems to be aiming for. “Cloak and Dagger” is headed to Freeform while “Runaways” is set for Hulu, but this wouldn’t be another teen drama. “New Warriors” would be a half-hour comedy about up and coming heroes. Among them would be the recently hyped Squirrel Girl, also known as Doreen Green. The hero has superhuman strength and senses, claws, a tail and can communicate with squirrels.
Squirrel Girl has gotten a lot of attention after “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl” comics were re-launched last year and a couple celebrities voiced their love of the character. It’s easy to see why she was added to the “New Warriors” lineup, but who should play her? We have a few ideas:
Anna Kendrick — Kendrick has been very vocal about wanting to play the character. “My brother sent me a ‘Squirrel Girl’ comic because he thinks I should [play her],” she told Net-A-Porter in June. “I don’t know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel!”
“Avengers: Infinity War” co-director Joe Russo told Yahoo that Kendrick “would be perfect casting.” However, she might not be perfect in this particular project. The problem is that the 31-year-old actress is just a little too old to play a teenager in “New Warriors.” Perhaps Squirrel Girl is their slightly older leader?
Shannon Purser — The “Stranger Things” actress would love to be Doreen Green, and she seems perfect for the role.
Sarah Hyland — The “Modern Family” actress definitely has the comedic chops. After spending so many years playing the cooler sibling on the ABC comedy, it’d be nice to see her in a quirkier part.
Maisie Williams — She has to do something after “Game of Thrones” ends. Williams makes it clear in her interviews and YouTube videos that she definitely has some comedic timing, and she’s one of the few on the list who is an actual teenager.
Since Marvel TV hasn’t even confirmed that this series is in development, it’s worth noting that “New Warriors” might not actually make it to screen. But we can keep dreaming of Squirrel Girl casting choices until Marvel makes an official announcement.