Anna Kendrick Is Aware of Squirrel Girl and Willing to Play Her, So Let's Make This Goddamn Happen

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People toss the word hero around a lot nowadays, so when a real hero steps up, I think it’s important to recognize them. Today, my hero is Anna Kendrick’s brother, who sent his sister a copy of Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s incredibly great Squirrel Girl comic.

During a recent interview, Net-a-Porter asked the actress if she had any interest in playing a superhero. Kendrick’s response:

“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!”


YES. YES YOU COULD. Your brother has excellent taste in comics, superheroes, and your professional career, Ms. Kendrick. I can assure you with total confidence that if you looked further into the adventures of Doreen Green, you would discover a hero that beats most supervillains with the power of friendship, and beats the rest by eating nuts and kicking butts.

If, in the incredibly small chance you’re a fan of Squirrel Girl but aren’t already convinced that Kendrick should play her, I present you this:

ANNA KENDRICK WAS BORN TO EAT NUTS AND KICK BUTTS. Hey, Marvel? I don’t know what your Phase 4 plans are, or whether you feel the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready for a squirrel-themed hero who can soundly kick the asses of every single other hero and villain you’ve brought to live-action all at the same time. Honestly, I also don’t care how you feel. Make this happen.



Rob Bricken was the Editor of io9 from 2016-18, the creator of the poorly named but fan-favorite news site Topless Robot, and now writes nerd stuff for many places, because it's all he's good at.

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Maybe an unpopular opinion, but I have to echo the tweet not wanting Squirrel Girl to be a thing.

It comes off as so excessively twee and silly that it could serve as a potent emetic.

No need for ipecac, Squirrel Girl exposure will suffice.