Marvel’s New Warriors recruits its Squirrel Girl…
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s winning streak is poised to continue next year with the studio’s TV comedy adaptation of New Warriors. The show will feature This Is Us star Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, Derek Theler as Mister Immortal, Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe and Kate Comer as Debrii.
While promoting her new interactive rom-com That Moment When (produced by The Guild star Sandeep Parikh) at Comic-Con 2017, Vayntrub tells Red Alert of her introduction to the Warriors’ world…
“My friend bought me a bunch of the comics because he thought that I reminded him of the character. And when I read them I thought, ‘I remind myself of this character!’ Then he heard there was a show, and he said, ‘You gotta get your people to send you out for the show.’ I sent it to my people, and I was like, ‘You gotta get me to go out for this show!’”
Though A-listers like Anna Kendrick expressed interest in the role, “I kind of always knew that it was mine,” admits Vayntrub. “I’d never felt that way before about anything.’” And regarding her role in That Moment When: “Anna Kendrick was not available,” Vayntrub laughs.
New Warriors comes to Freeform in the US in 2018.