Anna Kendrick Names the Superhero She'd Be Willing to Play and, Well, It's Nuts
If they really go ahead with this movie, the dogs from Pixar's "Up" should play the villains.
Anna Kendrick is on the new cover of Net-a-Porter's magazine The Edit, and in the (really great) interview she talks about some of her past co-stars, mentioning Ryan Reynolds, with whom she worked in "The Voices."
From there, the conversation moved to superheroes, and which one she'd be willing to play:
"Ryan is one of the most authentic people I've worked with; I can't think of a person more deserving of a hit like ['Deadpool']. He worked for so many years to get that film made because it's a character that was inside of him."
Would she take on the spandex suit that goes hand-in-hand with superhero status?
"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!"
Squirrel Girl, eh?
— Adam Graham (@Olympiclash) July 2, 2016
As /FILM noted, a "Squirrel Girl" movie isn't in development at this point, and they think it might be too goofy for Marvel. (But Ant-Man and Doctor Strange are pretty out there, and Guardians has a talking raccoon and Groot, so why not?)
Here's more on the Marvel character, from /FILM:
"For those who aren't familiar with Squirrel Girl, she's a mutant by the name of Doreen Green. She grew up idolizing Iron Man (which sounds like the new Spider-Man) and attempted to be his sidekick under the name Squirrel Girl after defeating Doctor Doom by using an army of squirrels that she can communicate with. While that didn't pan out for her, she eventually ended up getting recruited by the Great Lakes Avengers, who later became the Great Lakes X-Men when they determined each of them were mutants.
In addition to communicating with squirrels, the agile Squirrel Girl also has a prehensile tail that is about three or four feet long, claws on her hands, an enhanced sense of smell, knuckle spikes that are two or three inches long, strong teeth that can chew through wood and, of course, superhuman strength. Some of the sillier traits include pouches of nuts which she uses to feed her squirrel friends and amusingly refers to as her nut sacks."
We can totally see Anna Kendrick selling nut sack jokes, "Deadpool"-style, for two hours. Take our money now, Marvel!
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