Marvel TV show New Warriors casting: Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, Derek Theler as Mr Immortal

FP Staff

Jul,11 2017 14:12:55 IST

More good new for Marvel fans.

Marvel has finally found the cast of its New Warriors TV show, which also means that the comic book fan favourite Squirrel Girl has been cast.

The role has gone to Milana Vayntrub, a comedian whose claim to fame are a few AT&T commercials. Anna Kendrick, the star of Pitch Perfect had petitioned for the role in 2016 — but it looks like the Marvel Cinematic Universe on TV doesn't have the budget to match its film counterparts.

Squirrel Girl, Milana Vayntrub. Image via Creative Commons.

Squirrel Girl, Milana Vayntrub. Image via Creative Commons.

Here's Vauntrub's claim to fame:

Co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios, Marvel’s New Warriors revolves around six millennials who are learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying to the heroes as their confusing love life.

The show is a huge departure from Marvel's serious Netflix shows like Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and The Defenders. The show will be a light hearted take on the world of superheroes — perhaps taking a leaf from the book of the show Powerless. Powerless is a show that deals with the collateral damage that normal human beings face because of the constant fighting between superheroes and super villains.

Coming back to New Warriors, Vayntrub's Squirrel Girl will be one of two leads in the 10-episode first season, alongside Baby Daddy’s Derek Theler as Mr. Immortal.

Casting descriptions for each character describe Squirrel Girl as 'a totally empowered fan-girl whose greatest quality is her optimism.'

Meanwhile, Mr. Immortal is a man with the power to live forever, but 'hasn’t made use of it at all,figuring he’s got more than enough time to get around to being a hero eventually.'

Mr Immortal, Derek Theler. Image via Creative Commons

Mr Immortal, Derek Theler. Image via Creative Commons

The rest of the New Warriors are rounded out with Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe, and Kate Comer as Debrii.

The show is still finalising the cast and crew for the project, and there's still no date on when the project will go on floors. But we do know that the first season will have 10 episodes, with the first two Squirrel Girl and Mr Immortal.

The show has a lot of expectations to live upto — while Marvel's Netflix productions are doing well, the recent trailer for Marvel's Inhumans was met with a lot of resentment from the fans. The comic book series, which spanned only a total of 2o issues in the two years that they were published have a huge fan following.

Updated Date: Jul 11, 2017 14:12 PM