Holy cow! We’ve been dying to see Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’ character do some high-tech butt kicking, and the moment is finally here! The first teaser video dropped Nov. 7 and you’ve got to see the star in her nearly naked suit as she battles bad guys!
Ghost in the Shell is one of the most hotly anticipated movies of 2017, and now we’ve got our first video of Scarlett Johansson, 31, as Major Motoko Kusanagi using her invisibility to totally clock an enemy before emerging in her thermoptic suit. It had to be quite a trick to pull off by making her appear nearly naked as she kicks enemy butt, and now we can see she’s outfitted in a flesh-colored look that hugs all of her enviable curves. The suit is such a key to the Japanese anime comics, and it looks like they’ve totally nailed the look for the big screen.
In the 13 second clip, we see a man get punched in the face with such force that it knocks him up and into their air, flipping dramatically several times. Then Scarjo makes her appearance as the Major, emerging from invisibility for us to see her in the suit. She’s looking fiercely into the camera so we have no doubts that she’s going to crush the role of the human-cyborg hybrid who leads a task force aimed at stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists in 2070 Tokyo. At the end of the teaser it lets us know the full trailer will drop Nov. 13. OMG, we can’t wait!
Scarlett’s casting in the role caused a stir of controversy, as the character in the comic books is Asian. But from the looks of the teaser, the highest grossing actress in film history took on the role with full gusto and the film is expected to be a blockbuster when it hits theaters March 31, 2017. There’s no doubt it will turn into a franchise, since there’s so much source material to draw from in the comics.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the first look at Scarlett’s thermoptic suit? Is it what you imagined from the comics?