Scarlett Johansson to play Major Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell?

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It was previously reported that The Wolf of Wall Street‘s Margot Robbie was in talks to play Major Kusanagi in the live-action Ghost in the Shell flick by DreamWorks. Plans have fell through, since it looks like Robbie is getting close to signing on the Suicide Squad film. Now it looks like The Avengers‘ Scarlett Johansson could be playing the Major.

Johansson is now comfortable being an action star, since audiences have seen her kick ass in Lucy and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films (The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Black Widow.

Rupert Sander is attached as the director, with his credits including Snow White and the Huntsman. One of his bigger highlights was directing the Halo 3: ODST live-action commercial.

The film is based on The Ghost in the Shell manga and anime that follows Major Kusanagi and her team as they fight cyber crime in a cyberpunk setting.

If confirmed, do you think Johansson would be a good Major?

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