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Marvel’s quirky heroes

/ 12:20 AM July 21, 2017

Derek Theler

Marvel’s “New Warriors” presents a different take on the comic book characters, some of which were members of a goofy team inspired by the Avengers in the source material.

The 10-episode series, which will be on Freeform like the previously announced Marvel show “Cloak and Dagger” next year, will focus on six quirky heroes: Squirrel Girl (Milana Vayntrub), Mister Immortal (Derek Theler), Microbe (Matthew Moy), Debrii (Kate Comer), Night Thrasher (Jeremy Tardy) and Speedball (Calum Worthy).

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Theler was previously in “Baby Daddy,” while Vayntrub played a recurring character in the first season of “This Is Us.”
Moy was a cast member of the recently canceled “Two Broke Girls.”

Three other actresses expressed interest in portraying the rodent-communicating Squirrel Girl, including “Parenthood’s” Mae Whitman, “Riverdale’s” Shannon Purser and “Pitch Perfect’s” Anna Kendrick. —OLIVER PULUMBARIT

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