Doreen Allene Green, aka Squirrel Girl, is one of the most beloved Marvel Comics characters that isn’t presently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Squirrel Girl has a prehensile tail, powerful, wood-cutting buck teeth, and the uncanny ability to commune with animal critters — squirrels in particular.
She even has an ongoing comic series called “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl”.
It turns out, Marvel Comics opened the door to bring Squirrel Girl into the movies. Here’s what you need to know.
Squirrel Girl could swing into the MCU by a W.E.B.
On June 9, 2021, “W.E.B. of Spider-Man” Vol. 1, #1 debuted. The story connects with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a way many of the comics don’t.
Notably, the series brings “Iron Man 3” character Harley Keener (played on screen by Ty Simpkins) into the comic book universe for the first time. You may recall that Keener is the kid who helps Tony Stark as he rebuilds himself after dealing with his PTSD from the events of “The Avengers.”
The comic teams up a group of young heroes as the Worldwide Engineering Brigade, which Iron Man oversees. The team features a number of heroes, including both Spider-Man and — you guessed it — Squirrel Girl.
In “W.E.B. of Spider-Man, Peter Parker and Doreen Allene Green meet — and they’re mutually impressed by one another.
Parker had assumed he’d be the most powerful and successful member of the team, so imagine his surprise when he comes face to face with someone whose superhero name includes the word “unbeatable” in the title.
While in the MCU, Tony Stark has sacrificed his life to defeat Thanos, it’s no stretch to imagine that the MCU version of Peter Parker would use his access to Stark’s tech to build an organization like W.E.B.
Perhaps Stark even already had a file on Squirrel Girl? If nothing else, maybe an alternate-universe version of Peter Parker joins W.E.B. and works alongside Squirrel Girl, and the duo get thrust into the main timeline via multiverse chaos in the upcoming movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
Regardless, fans have been longing for Squirrel Girl to enter the live-action MCU, and this feels like a pretty perfect way to introduce her.