Anna Kendrick, as you might imagine, checks just about all the boxes for me. Diminutive, cute, a little bit goofy - if I weren't happily married, she'd be in trouble. I guess that's what restraining orders are for.
But news today moved the star of the Pitch Perfect movies up even higher in my estimation. Kendrick, it seems, wants to be Squirrel Girl.
Once an obscure side character in the expansive Marvel universe, Squirrel Girl has seen a resurgence of sorts after she became part of the New Avengers cast. As the nanny for Luke Cage and Jessica Jones' child, the college-aged alter ego of mild-mannered Doreen Green possesses the ability to chew through wood, and proportional squirrel agility and strength. Not coincidentally, so does your friendly neighborhood blogger.
With all manner of Marvel heroes getting their own feature roles lately, speculation has begun in earnest about an eventual Squirrel Girl vehicle. And that's where Anna Kendrick comes in. The elfin (or, shall we say, squirrel-like) actress has reportedly expressed an interest in starring in the title role. As may be obvious, I find that an inspired choice.
Marvel has yet to announce plans for a Squirrel Girl feature, but that seems to me to be just a matter of time. From my clearly unbiased perspective, it would almost certainly break every box office record in existence. They gave us Ant Man (and Howard the Duck). Squirrel Girl is a no-brainer.
And Anna Kendrick wants to be Squirrel Girl. She an 's away from perfection.