C. Molly Smith
July 25, 2017 12:15 pm

Shannon Purser threw her hat in the ring for the role of Squirrel Girl in Marvel’s upcoming New Warriors TV series, as did a number of actresses. That role recently went to Milana Vayntrub, who you might recognize from This Is Us. But to those looking to see Purser show off some super skills, get excited — the actress has another brilliant idea.

Like, how does Batgirl sound?!

There are “so many” superheroes that Purser is interested in taking on, but one quickly came to her mind while speaking with HelloGiggles at Comic-Con: Ms. Barbara Gordon.

"I know that they're making a Batgirl movie," she said. (YES, they are, and Joss Whedon is writing, directing, and producing.) "That would be the coolest thing in the world."

“I know there are tons of other actresses though that would be great for the part,” the Stranger Things alum continued. “Hopefully, one day, Marvel will make a superhero that calls for me, and I’ll be there.” Our fingers are crossed because seriously, this would be the best #JUSCTICEFORBARB. You know, other than that Emmy nom.

Purser went on to detail what it is about a superhero role that interests her as an actress.

“Ever since I was a little kid watching superhero movies, it really reminded that there is good in the world,” she said. “There are good people, and injustice doesn’t have to go unnoticed. It means a lot to me, so it’d be really cool to get to personify that as a superhero.”

Considering her perspective, it would mean a lot to us to see Purser in a superhero role — hear that, Marvel?!

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