Cast of Marvel's NEW WARRIORS Series Revealed Including Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl
Earlier this year Marvel and Freeform revealed that character that would be included in their upcoming New Warriors series. Today they announced the cast that would be playing those characters. I've included that list below along with their character descriptions.
Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us) will play Squirrel Girl:
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.
Derek Theler (Baby Daddy) will play Mister Immortal:
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?
Jeremy Tardy (Dear White People) will play Night Thrasher:
Dwayne Taylor (Night Thrasher)
Superpower: None. 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.
Calum Worthy (Austin and Ally) will play Speedball:
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.
Matthew Moy (Two Brok Girls) will play Microbe:
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.
Kate Comer will play Debrii
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.
When talking about the casting showrunner Kevin Biegel said:
"I am thrilled beyond belief to be working with this incredible group of actors. They are funny, sincere, eager, charming and perfectly embody these characters. It'll be a blast and an honor to create this show with each of them."
Marvel head of TV Jeph Loeb added:
"We’re so lucky to have assembled such a diverse and incredibly talented cast. We can’t wait for the fans to see what’s in store when we unleash these iconic characters into the world!"
Seems like they managed to put together a solid cast. They're obviously happy with them and excited to work with them. Here is the synopsis for the series:
Marvel’s New Warriors is about six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of the Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world … even if the world isn’t ready. Not quite super, not yet heroes, Marvel’s New Warriors is about that time in your life when you first enter adulthood and feel like you can do everything and nothing at once – except in this world, bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.
The 10-episode series will premiere sometime in 2018. What do you think of the casting choices?