However, it’s now looking as though this is a concept that may come to fruition in due time. According to a new report from TVLine, Marvel and ABC Studios are working together on a “New Warriors” half-hour comedy series that is being shopped right now to cable and streaming outlets. Squirrel Girl will be a member of said team. You can compare the New Warriors in some ways to the Teen Titans if you wish, given that they tend to be a younger group of superheroes, though still popular in their own way.
For now, our question is mostly just what would be the perfect platform for this. Netflix seems like a great spot given their relationship with Marvel, but this show seems to be going more for comedy while their roster of hero shows is a little bit more dramatic. Amazon, meanwhile, is going more for quirky fare these days.
If there was an enormous selling point to this series, it would be getting a star like Anna Kendrick involved. Speaking recently to Net-A-Porter, she said the following when asked if there was a superhero she wanted to play:
“My brother sent me a ‘Squirrel Girl’ comic because he thinks I should [play her]. I don’t know what Squirrel Girl does other than be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel!”
We know that many in the Marvel universe wanted to see her play the role for a movie, but could a TV series actually land her? That seems more like a tricky proposition.
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