When it comes to future projects, Marvel Studios does a rather great job at planning well ahead. Look at Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, although it has undergone some minor adjustments following the inclusion of Spider-Man, Marvel has – for the most part – stuck to the plan they announced during a fan event back in 2014. For the most part, we know what to expect. However, there are still some release dates that have yet to have projects attached to them. Although I’d say it’s more than likely most of those dates, if not all of them, will be retained for sequels. Still, it’s fun to consider the possibilities.
One of the possibilities I’d love to see Marvel announce for one of those dates would be a Squirrel Girl movie. If you’ve been following along for the past couple of months or so, you’ll note that interest surrounding the character and her possible future within the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ticked up with actresses Anna Kendrick and Shannon Purser (Stranger Things) showing interest in bringing the character to life. However, while Purser seems to have an affinity for the character, Kendrick’s interest regarding Marvel’s nuttiest character – pun intended – comes from her brother believing his sister would be great as the character. Something that directors Joe and Anthony Russo seem to agree with.
While talking to the folks over at Yahoo, as part of the promo for the upcoming DVD & Blu-Ray release of Captain America: Civil War, the brothers were asked what they thought about the actress potentially playing the character, to which they replied with total enthusiasm.
“It would be perfect casting, and we’re huge Anna Kendrick fans,” Joe Russo told Yahoo Movies this week while promoting the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of the summer mega-hit Civil War.
Unfortunately, as of right now, Marvel has no official plans to bring the character to the big screen. But one has to think that, with so much discussion surrounding the character as of late, and the support of the Russo brothers? It’s only a matter of time until that changes. And when it does? Director Emily Carmichael, who was once rumored to direct Captain Marvel, is more than ready to tackle the project.