The Russo Brothers Agree With Edgar Wright: Actress Anna Kendrick Would Make An Excellent Squirrel Girl
Anna Kendrick certainly seems to be gathering quite the influential supporters. A couple months back, the Pitch Perfect actress shared with Net-a-Porter that the Marvel character Squirrel Girl had recently been brought to her attention when asked about her possibly joining the ranks of actor superheroes.
"My brother sent me a Squirrel Girl comic because he thinks I should [play her]," she told the outlet back in late June. "I don’t know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel!”
Edgar Wright, who Kendrick had previosuly worked with on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World -- and who had worked with Marvel for years on the Ant-Man film before he stepped down due to creative differences -- had her back, and proceeded to tweet the following some time later:
Now, it looks like the Russo Brothers, who directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War are in agreement with Wright. Speaking with Yahoo!, they stated teh following:
“It would be perfect casting, and we’re huge Anna Kendrick fans.”
But don't get too excited yet. While they were open to the idea, they made it perfectly clear that they had their “hands full trying to tell the story we have with our preexisting characters. Anthony would probably die from exhaustion if we introduced another character."
Sounds like a Squirrel Girl movie isn't in the cards just yet, and as ridiculous as it all sounds, we can't forget that this is the studio that got fans to like Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. At this point, it almost seems like they could do no wrong. Perhaps a Squirrel Girl movie could work.
What do you think? Would you be open to seeing Anna Kendrick take on the role of Squirrel Girl? Let us know your thoughts down below.