Milana Vayntrub lands Squirrel Girl role in Marvel's 'New Warriors'

Milana Vayntrub has gone from the perky AT&T salesperson on the ubiquitous TV commercials, to landing the role as Squirrel Girl in Marvel's New Warriors.

Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, confirmed Monday that Vayntrub had been cast in Marvel's first live-action script comedy.

She plays a "totally empowered fangirl who has the incredible powers of a … squirrel," according to a Freeform release. "Her greatest quality is her optimism and her best friend is a pet squirrel, Tippy Toe."

Derek Theler has been cast in the role of Mister Immortal in the series slated to debut in 2018 on Freeform.

Marvel's New Warriors features six young people "learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates," says the release.

Vayntrub has also appeared as Sloane Sandburg on the NBC TV series This Is Us. The actress tweeted further confirmation.

Joining Vayntrub and Theler in the New Warriors cast are Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe and Kate Comer as Debrii.

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