People toss the word hero around a lot nowadays, so when a real hero steps up, I think it’s important to recognize them. Today, my hero is Anna Kendrick’s brother, who sent his sister a copy of Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s incredibly great Squirrel Girl comic.
During a recent interview, Net-a-Porter asked the actress if she had any interest in playing a superhero. Kendrick’s response:
“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!”
YES. YES YOU COULD. Your brother has excellent taste in comics, superheroes, and your professional career, Ms. Kendrick. I can assure you with total confidence that if you looked further into the adventures of Doreen Green, you would discover a hero that beats most supervillains with the power of friendship, and beats the rest by eating nuts and kicking butts.
If, in the incredibly small chance you’re a fan of Squirrel Girl but aren’t already convinced that Kendrick should play her, I present you this:
ANNA KENDRICK WAS BORN TO EAT NUTS AND KICK BUTTS. Hey, Marvel? I don’t know what your Phase 4 plans are, or whether you feel the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready for a squirrel-themed hero who can soundly kick the asses of every single other hero and villain you’ve brought to live-action all at the same time. Honestly, I also don’t care how you feel. Make this happen.