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Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo reckon Anna Kendrick would be a ‘perfect’ Squirrel Girl…

August 19th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Forget who’s playing Shazam or Captain Marvel, the real role that’s on everyone’s mind is Squirrel Girl!

Anna Kendrick (above) recently said she thinks she should play the Marvel character in the MCU (here) and then Barb from Stranger Things, Anna Purser, threw her hat in the ring and even got a response of sorts from Marvel (here).

But now Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War (and the upcoming Infinity War movies) co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo have hinted that they are aware – and supportive of – Kendrick in the role!


Speaking to Yahoo!, the duo said: “It would be perfect casting, and we’re huge Anna Kendrick fans,” Joe Russo said

Anthony Russo, however, tried to calm everything down before people started writing about it – ha! Good luck with that! – saying their “hands [are] full trying to tell the story we have with our preexisting characters”

But, he added, “That’s not to say we’re not going to introduce a new character.”

However, it seems likely he’s talking about Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.

Still, it’s interesting that the Russos – currently Marvel royalty – are talking about Kendrick as Squirrel Girl, isn’t it? In an MCU that has Howard the Duck, we reckon nothing is impossible.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….