Whenever a company trademarks a name or a phrase, it usually means that they plan to use it in some way, shape, or form in the near future. For example, Marvel made sure to claim things like Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon, Agent Carter, and Big Hero 6 over the past few years. But recently, they registered a trademark for very unexpected and obscure character, which makes us think that something big is coming from her soon.

Marvel has recently filed a trademark for Squirrel Girl, the lovable Great Lakes Avenger with the ability to talk to squirrels. However, don’t let an innocent power like that fool you. The heroic alter ego of Doreen Green created by the legendary Steve Ditko and Will Murray also has superhuman agility and strength, enhanced senses and reflexes, and retractable knuckle spikes. Basically, she’s a much cuter version of Wolverine (who happens to be an ex-lover of hers) without the healing factor. But that cuteness that causes her foes to underestimate her has lead Squirrel Girl to some massive victories over the likes of powerful villains such as Thanos and Doctor Doom.

So why the trademark? Does this mean that Squirrel Girl could be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some way? Could she be the star of an upcoming Marvel One-Shot? Or will she be a supporting character in a project down the line? That’s definitely a possibility, especially since Luke Cage and Jessica Jones are set to appear in their very own Netflix shows. In the comics, she is the nanny to Danielle Cage, the daughter of the super-powered couple. There hasn’t been any word that the child will be included in Jewel and Power Man’s stories so far, but this recent development makes me lean towards yes. After all, with the success of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and its crazy post-credits scene, the studio is more confident in bringing more obscure Marvel characters to life, so you never know who will pop up next.

Why do you think Marvel recently registered a trademark for Squirrel Girl? Would you want to see her in a Marvel movie or one of the upcoming Netflix shows? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Bleeding Cool