Anna Kendrick: Marvel character Squirrel Girl is superhero she wants to play
Anna Kendrick is totally down to play a superhero – and she already has the perfect one in mind.
The actress, 30, recently revealed that she’d be interested in joining a superhero franchise, and in true Kendrick fashion, the heroine she wants to play is just as quirky as she is.
“My brother sent me a Squirrel Girl comic because he thinks I should [play her],” she told Net A Porter. “I don’t know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel!”
For those unfamiliar with the mutant superhero, the bushy-tailed Marvel character has taken down villains including Dr. Doom and Thanos with her super strength, speed and reflexes. She can also heal at accelerated speeds and has retractable knuckle spikes for fighting. And naturally, she can communicate with squirrels and loves to snack on nuts.
And Kendrick’s brother isn’t the only person who thinks she should play the crime-fighting squirrel. After hearing the news, the internet went crazy for the idea.
“I don’t even know who Squirrel Girl is but based only on her name, yes, it should be @AnnaKendrick,” wrote one Twitter user.
Another fan went as far as to create the potential poster art for the film.
Your move, Marvel.