Edgar Wright recently tweeted his support for Anna Kendrick as Squirrel Girl in a potential film based on the Marvel character. He directed Kendrick in 2010’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.”
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con featured both the first full-length Wonder Woman trailer and confirmation that Brie Larson will officially be playing Captain Marvel. The message was clear: Female superheroes are on the way, and they’re coming in force.
And Anna Kendrick might be willing to take on one of those roles. She recently told PEOPLE that she’d entertain the idea of playing Squirrel Girl, a Marvel superhero whose cuddly facade (she’s half-squirrel) hides devastating power (she’s bested supervillains as intimidating as Dr. Doom and Galactus). This week, director Edgar Wright tweeted out his support for Kendrick as Squirrel Girl.
Wright, who directed Kendrick in 2010’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, even suggested that a Squirrel Girl film take on that movie’s format, and feature the protagonist going up against seven seemingly unbeatable opponents.
In an ideal world, Wright would even direct this film. He does, after all, have some experience in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having helped develop Ant-Man before ultimately ceding the director’s chair to Peyton Reed. Fans can dream. In the meantime, they can enjoy this lovable Twitter exchange between Wright and Kendrick.
In Scott Pilgrim: Superman, Cap America, Human Torch, Punisher, Cap Marvel, Lego Robin & The Atom. Get @AnnaKendrick47 a Squirrel Girl film.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 4, 2016