For whatever reason, Squirrel Girl is the only Marvel Comics hero the internet wants to talk about right now. Sorry, Spider-Man. See ya, Thor. Oh, Captain America is evil now? Who cares. It's all about Squirrel Girl.
The cheeky superhero made headlines recently when Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick said she'd like to play the bushy-tailed hero on the big screen, telling Net A Porter, "My brother sent me a Squirrel Girl comic because he thinks I should. I don't know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel!"
Now, Kendrick might actually make her brother's dream come true. TV Line reports that a New Warriors half-hour comedy series is currently being shopped around to cable and streaming outlets. (Paging Netflix!) The series, which is basically the junior version of The Avengers, would feature Iron Man's #1 fan, Doreen Green (a.k.a. Squirrel Girl) and her faithful sidekick, Monkey Joe.
New Warriors chronicles the extraordinary adventures of a group of superhero teens. Aside from the ability to communicated with squirrels, Doreen also possesses super-speed and strength — making her a true force to be reckoned with, especially if there are any nuts around.
While New Warriors seems a little off-brand for the darker tone Netflix and Marvel have established, this could be the perfect fit for Hulu, which recently ordered a Marvel's Runaways series from Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.