Check Out the Team of New Warriors That Will Laugh & Fight With Squirrel Girl…
When we first heard the news that Squirrel Girl was finally going to get a live-action adaptation we went nuts. Now Marvel has released the identities of the rest of the heroes that make up Marvel’s New Warriors. The series that hits Freeform in 2018 will be Marvel’s first stab at a comedy series. We only hope it’s better than the DC Comic attempt Powerless.
The show has some great creative minds behind the project. Executive Producers Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory have worked on the highly anticipated Marvel Netflix series The Punisher and The Defenders. Additionally, Kevin Biegel, best known for Cougar Town, will serve as the series showrunner and executive producer.
Without further ado, here’s the lineup:
Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl)
Superpower: “The powers of a squirrel, the powers of a girl” (is acrobatic, strong, can fight, can talk to squirrels)
Doreen is a totally empowered fangirl. She is a natural leader—confident and tough, but not innocent. Doreen is bouncy and energetic and her greatest quality is her optimism… She has faith in others and inspires people to believe in themselves. She also takes her pet squirrel, Tippy Toe, everywhere.
Craig Hollis (Mister Immortal)
Superpower: Cannot die. Ever. Maybe. So he says.
The team troublemaker and lothario… Craig is kind of like “The Most Interesting Man Alive,” except he’s more cocky than confident and at times, charmingly grumpy. Although Craig’s superpower seems amazing, he hasn’t made use of it at all—he’s lazy and figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to fight, what’s the rush?
Dwayne Taylor (Night Thrasher)
Dwayne is a local celebrity “hero” with his very own YouTube channel. Brilliant, strong, noble, and maybe a bit full of himself, Dwayne is a shameless self-promoter and entrepreneur. But he also deeply believes in justice — at least his version of it. Dwayne hides the fact that he comes from a really rich family because he’s afraid he’ll lose his street cred.
Robbie Baldwin (Speedball)
Superpower: Can launch kinetic balls of energy
Robbie grew up watching Quinjets take off from Avengers Tower and loves the idea of being a hero. He’s an impulsive and immature people-pleaser with a misplaced sense of confidence. Although you would think throwing kinetic balls of energy would be awesome and effective – his are completely out of control.
Zack Smith (Microbe)
Superpower: Can talk to germs
Zack is a shy hypochondriac whose ability nearly makes him a telepath — the germs tell him where you’ve been, what you ate and who you hung out with. It’s impossible to keep secrets around him. He’s a big sweet guy the team takes under their wing, and they help him find and grow his own confidence.
Deborah Fields (Debrii)
Superpower: Low level telekinetic; trickster
Deborah is proud, funny and quick witted. Confidently out as a lesbian, Deborah has experienced deep loss in her personal life as a direct result of super “heroics.” She can take care of herself, or at least says she can. She’s the one who calls people on their BS and has no fear of putting her opinions out there.
Now, I only have one big question. Will Squirrel Girl’s squirrels be CGI or real-life trained squirrels? The last time I saw great acting squirrels working in Hollywood it was for Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Most people don’t realize these guys were real!
Marvel’s New Warriors hits Freeform sometime in 2018. There’s not casting news yet who will be playing who, but at least we know the team’s lineup. We’ll let you know when we hear any updates, so keep checking back with Supchucks.
So what do you think of the list of heroes and their powers? Will you check out the Marvel comedy series? Let us know in the comments below.