Squirrel Girl is a very popular Marvel comics character, but I never heard about any live action adaptation in any development. She was considered a mutant too but then came out as not being one. So I wanted to know who really has the filming rights for Squirrel Girl, is it Fox or Disney? Or any other studio? Has it ever been discussed and cleared officially?

  • don't forget there are 2 Quicksilvers. one in the MCU and one in X-Men, same powers but one is a mutant and one isn't. unless Squirrel Girl is named herself i would suspect that if Marvel Studios wanted to use her they'd make her not a mutant while Fox could keep her as one
    – Memor-X
    Commented May 2, 2018 at 12:20
  • @Memor-X Mutant twin's case was pretty public but Squirrel Girl more of got retcon to became non mutant, so it can fall under both or any studio but I wanted to get some official answer.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented May 2, 2018 at 12:24
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    @Memor-X IIRC Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are specifically named in the Fox agreement as having this special exemption, as they were both X-Men and core Avengers.
    – OrangeDog
    Commented May 2, 2018 at 12:57
  • @OrangeDog oh i see. so it would be more of the reverse of what i suggested
    – Memor-X
    Commented May 2, 2018 at 12:59
  • I remember a few years ago I was watching an animated Spiderman Show and there was a character named Squirrel Girl in an episode, which I though they just made up for that episode because squirrel powers seem so silly. And then one time I looked up Squirrel Girl and found she was a real Marvel character. So if someone as silly sounding as Squirrel Girl can be a Marvel hero and defeat Doctor Doom in her first appearance, I guess she can appear in a live action movie or show sooner or later. Commented May 2, 2018 at 16:39

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Freeform announced a Marvel TV Show, New Warriors, and included Squirrel Girl in the line up. She was cast and played by Milana Vayntrub.

Excerpt from link:

It’s unclear if New Warriors will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it will be Marvel’s first comedy TV series since it began producing its own content in Hollywood. The tone of the series will probably determine whether the show can work in the MCU. The Marvel films have a lot of comedy, but they never become outright farcical. If New Warriors goes for that kind of comedy then it may not fit in with the larger MCU

Based on the above, I'd have to say the rights must belong to Marvel/Disney.

Full details can be found here

The pilot was produced, but not shown, and was sent back to Marvel Television, where Disney+ and Hulu refused it, and the project is likely dead as of 2019.

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