Edgar Wright Also Really Wants to See a ‘Squirrel Girl’ Movie With Anna Kendrick

By August 4, 2016

Let’s face it, Marvel could say that they’re making a movie about anyone at this point, and we’d all go to the theatres opening weekend to see it. After successfully making film adaptations for characters like Thor, Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy – it seems like whatever fear they might have had about bringing obscure or “silly” characters from the comics to the big screen, has flown right out the window now. Deservedly so too.

Which is probably why a few weeks ago, when Anna Kendrick said she wanted to play Squirrel Girl in a Marvel film, fans didn’t even bat an eye when jumping on that bandwagon. Why? Because the character has steadily grown in popularity of the past few years, even despite her laughable name and even sillier abilities, and because Anna Kendrick would be absolutely perfect to play her.

It looks like we’re not the only ones who think so either, as her Scott Pilgrim director, Edgar Wright, has recently chimed in on the matter, calling for Marvel to make it happen:

The actress responded to the director’s tweet as well, and it started what can only be described as a positively adorable conversation about her defeating Captain America, Human Torch, Punisher, and more onscreen:

Here’s the deal Marvel, you’re already planning on charging full force into the female superhero realm in the coming years with Captain Marvel and Black Widow standalone films, so why not add Squirrel Girl to that list while you’re at it? I’m not saying I’d stand in line opening night to see it or anything, but… actually yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable