This year started with Marvel Studios' fourth phase of films in epic fashion. WandaVision became the first Disney+ show to hit the streaming service, followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki; all were massive hits, each receiving positive reactions.
Before the world had Disney+, though, there were plenty of other Marvel television shows, just not any under the umbrella of Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Netflix had an entire lineup consisting of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and Punisher. Then, ABC had the likes of Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, and Inhumans.
But there was one show which never made it to the screen: New Warriors. The production created a pilot, but it never saw the light of day.
Well, thanks to former showrunner Kevin Biegel, fans now have their first look at the show—including the reveal that someone on the team was a really big fan of Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man.
New Warriors and Squirrel Girl Revealed
Kevin Biegel, the former showrunner for ABC's canceled pilot, New Warriors, provided the first pictures from the show's production.
The first picture gives one of the best looks at Milana Vayntrub's Squirrel Girl and her sidekick, Tippy-Toe.
A full look at Squirrel Girl's costume shows off both the practicality and the rodent-like nature of the ensemble.
The third photo shows off someone's room, presumably Squirrel Girl's, which has three Iron Man posters—someone is clearly a fan. Robert Downey Jr. would be flattered.
The last batch of photos was shared from the Phase Zero podcast on behalf of Biegel.
A glimpse at another member of the cast, Derek Theler's Mr. Immortal, is also shown in the photos.
Squirrel Girl can be seen with the whole cast in another photo, including characters such as Mister Immortal, Night Thrasher, Speedball, Microbe, and Debrii.
One of the last photos is another look at the team assembled.
The New Warriors That Weren't Meant to Be
While it's no Iron Man, seeing Squirrel Girl is something many fans would love to see become reality one day. It's great that Kevin Biegel felt he could share these with the world, even if he probably wasn't supposed to.
Sadly, New Warriors was never meant to be, and while there's no way to know if everyone is worse or better for it, at least the characters are still ripe for the picking when it comes to bringing them into MCU.
After all, if the likes of Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio are potentially coming back to their same roles of Daredevil and Kingpin respectively, then anything could happen.
With the insane amount of output that Marvel Studios now has, the opportunities are far more plentiful than they were a year or two ago. It's only a matter of time until the world sees these characters in the MCU one way or another.