This is Nuts! According to TVLine.com there’s a new comedy on the horizon, and it’s starring Squirrel Girl! It would seem as if Marvel and ABC studios are developing a brand new comedic series based on the nutty heroine and her co-horts the New Warriors. Billed as a comedy series, the New Warriors are described as the “Junior version of the Avengers”.
While sources at ABC Studios and Marvel are currently quiet on the project, sources confirm that it is apparently being shopped around to various Cable and streaming outlets. With Marvel’s recent announcement of a Runaways pilot, New Warriors makes the second coming-of-age Drama in production by the television powerhouse.
Squirrel Girl made headlines recently after Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick announcing that she’d like to play the heroine who has stole the hearts and minds of the internet. “My brother sent me a Squirrel Girl comic because he thinks I should. I don’t know what Squirrel Girl does other then be half squirrel, but I could be half squirrel!” The Russo Brothers chimed in to say that it would be perfect casting which seemingly cemented the role. No casting has been currently announced as to who would play the heroine.
Fans might remember that Squirrel Girl does more then just talk to Squirrels, she possesses super speed and strength. The New Warriors team is also impressive, including Speedball, a teenager with super speed, Rage, a teenager with super-human strength, and Sam Alexander – a member of the Nova Corps. With Marvel’s wide and diverse line up of New Warriors (and teenage superheroes) could we see some better known characters make the jump to the New Warriors? With characters like America Chavez, Billy Kaplan, and other members of the young Avengers garnering fan followings, is it a stretch to think that we might see them become “warriors” before they become avengers?
Only time will tell. In the meantime tell us what you think about the superhero team, name your ultimate line up or express your absolute glee at the debut of such a cool character in the comments below!