– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Roughly two years ago, Anna Kendrick was plastered across geek websites all around the world, with them proclaiming she wanted to join the Marvel universe as Squirrel Girl. Hell, we were one of those sites, because the actress did, in all fairness, seem to express the mildest interest in portraying the character.

But it was never meant to be. The New Warriors TV series is set to feature the woodland creature-befriending superhero, but the role ultimately went to Milana Vayntrub. Some time has passed, and many fans seem to have dried their tears by now over Kendrick not getting the role, but it turns out those tears should never have been shed.

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While answering questions from across the web with Wired, Anna Kendrick revealed she never had any real interest in the character:

“One person asked me if I would ever be a superhero, and my brother had sent me the Squirrel Girl comics, and I said, ‘Oh yeah, I’d like to be Squirrel Girl,’ because I assumed that would be one of those answers that just goes away instead of saying something that becomes clickbait. Boy, was I wrong. Then it was like ‘Anna Kendrick for Squirrel Girl!’ And I was like, ‘Oh, I didn’t…no. I appreciate the effort, but I didn’t need you guys to start a whole campaign.”

Welp, I suppose that’s what happens when we’re so hungry for headlines that we mistake halfhearted comments with actual interest in a character.

Water under the bridge now, though I am still very interested how they plan on tackling the character in New Warriors. Are you disappointed that Kendrick had no interest? Let us know down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.