Y’all know how much I love Squirrel Girl, right? Y’all know I have loved her since the very beginning. My boy DJ Les Boogie hates that she once “battled” Galactus — and technically won.
Anyway, despite my deepest desires to write a live-action Squirrel Girl film, Marvel has decided to use the character in its Freeform television series Marvel’s New Warriors, and they’ve finally cast an actress to portray Squirrel Girl.
According to Deadline, Milana Vayntrub (above) has been chosen to play the superhero also known as Doreen Green, “a totally empowered fangirl who has the incredible powers of a … squirrel. Her greatest quality is her optimism and her best friend is a pet squirrel, Tippy Toe.”
Marvel’s New Warriors focuses on six young superpowered people who are trying to cope with their abilities “in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.” It’s due to premiere in 2018 on Freeform.