The race is on for the actress who would take on the role of Marvel’s Squirrel Girl.
News about Marvel’s Squirrel Girl began to circulate a few months back. The interview of Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb paved the way for speculations about the possibility of new shows. This particular character was one of seven identified early on. She is the nanny of Jessica Jones’ daughter, Danielle. Hence, sources speculated her story would be a comic spinoff of the Netflix show. It remains unknown if this would happen.
Talk of Marvel’s Squirrel Girl resurfaced in connection with Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The character has no direct link to the storyline. Yet fans seemed to think she would fit well with the movie’s other goofy characters like Groot and Rocket Raccoon.
The name of Anna Kendrick stands out in relation to Marvel’s Squirrel Girl. The actress expressed interest in the role ever since her brother broached the idea. Other than that, she has no idea of what the character can do. However, she does have the vote of her Scott Pilgrim vs. The World director Edgar Wright, according to UPI.
However, a new actress has thrown her name into the ring for the chance to take on the role. Albeit a newcomer, Shannon Purser is best known for her character Barb on Stranger Things shown on Netflix. In an interview with Revelist, Purser revealed how ideal the comic book character is for her.
“I think Squirrel Girl is just adorable but at the same time is totally boss and completely awesome. I think people need a character like that. It’s easy in the superhero realm to feel like a lot of the female superheroes we see are grown women who are super responsible and know what their purpose is and that kind of thing. Squirrel Girl is a little bit younger and like a real person, trying to figure out her life and then also having to save the world. I love that,” Purser said. Apparently, Shannon Purser is a comic book fan and cosplay enthusiast. Hence, her familiarity with Marvel’s Squirrel Girl.
So who do I talk to about being Squirrel Girl?
— Shannon Purser (@shannonpurser) July 24, 2016
While it might be unlikely now, sources surmise that it could still happen in the future. Who is your choice for the role?