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Over the course of the last decade Marvel Studios has continuously proven that taking chances with superhero movies can yield insane results. They did it with the first Iron Man, they did it with Guardians of the Galaxy, and now many people think that they should do it again with a Squirrel Girl movie. Fans have continuously asserted that Anna Kendrick should join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the oddball superhero, and now even legendary filmmaker Edgar Wright has chimed in to voice his support of the idea:
Cult filmmaker Edgar Wright recently took to Twitter to voice his opinion that Anna Kendrick deserves a Squirrel Girl movie of her very own. In his tweet he discusses how essentially the entire cast of his 2010 movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has gone on to take up varying superhero roles over the last few years (through live-action as well as animation) and in many ways Anna Kendrick represents the last piece of that particular puzzle. Kendrick herself took to Twitter to respond to Wright's claims, and she seems completely on board with such a decision.
The campaign for Anna Kendrick to take the lead role in a hypothetical Squirrel Girl move began last month when the actress admitted that she would gladly step into such a role if offered the opportunity. Squirrel Girl, a.k.a Doreen Green, is an utterly eccentric Marvel heroine known for her chipper demeanor and superpowers that mirror the animalistic abilities of an average squirrel. Fans almost immediately latched on to the idea of Anna Kendrick playing the character, and some die-hard Marvel enthusiasts even mocked up what she would look like as the character. Check out such example out below:
As perfect as Anna Kendrick would be for the role of Squirrel Girl, Edgar Wright would be equally well suited to helm such a movie. He's a filmmaker with a proven affinity for quirky characters, and there are few Marvel superheroes quirkier than Squirrel Girl. Wright could bring the sort of fast paced, irreverent dialogue and generally weird sensibility that such a movie would need. In all honesty it could become the funniest Marvel movie to date, rivaling even Ant-Man -- which Wright spent years working on before dropping out and handing control over to Peyton Reed.
Marvel's Phase 3 lineup doesn't include a Squirrel Girl movie, but Kevin Feige has already stated that Phase 4 will look and feel remarkably different from what we've already seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There would be no better way to set the tone for the next Phase's slate than to introduce an oddball character like Squirrel Girl and let Edgar Wright take the reigns.
We will keep you posted as more information becomes available. For now, Anna Kendrick's Squirrel Girl movie remains a distant (yet awesome) fantasy.