Anna Kendrick is likely going to portray Marvel’s Squirrel Girl based on the number of support she got from people over at the studios. As for portraying the first female Robin on film, so far only one actor has expressed his support.
Doreen Green a.k.a Squirrel Girl
Back in July, Kendrick expressed her interest to portray Squirrel Girl following her brother’s encouragement. She said her brother thought she makes a good representation of the character on screen. The actress admitted that she does not know the character well, but said she can definitely be a half squirrel.
Following her admission, some big people over at Marvel jumped in to her suggestion. The Russo Brothers, Joe and Anthony, admitted to be huge fans of the actress. They agreed that she would make a perfect casting choice for the character.
Fellow film director Edgar Wright, whom Kendrick worked with in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, also petitioned for the actress. He highlighted how some of the casts in his film have gone on to take superhero roles. Brie Larson is Captain Marvel, Chris Evans is Captain America and Brandon Routh portrayed both Atom and Superman. Wright said it is time Kendrick gets a superhero role, too.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 4, 2016
However, whether Squirrel Girl would make it on screen remains unclear. It does not belong to the Phase 3 lineup of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Perhaps in Phase 4, since Kevin Feige previously said this phase has movies unlike the ones seen before.
Anna Kendrick as DC’s Robin
The actress recently volunteered to play Batman’s sidekick during an interview with Ben Affleck about their film, The Accountant. Kendrick wore a yellow cape, an eye mask and had Robin’s letter insignia attached to her shirt to stress her interest (See video below).
However, only Joe Manganiello extended his support for Anna Kendrick to play Robin so far. He took to his Instagram to share his photo with the actress. Manganiello, who plays Deathstroke in Ben Affleck’s Batman movie, captioned the shot with the hashtag #Robin.
It seems Anna Kendrick may be heading to the MCU as Squirrel Girl, based on the support she got to portray the character. Perhaps the role of Robin suits a male actor best. After all, Dick Grayson is supposedly the Robin Joker referenced in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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