Scarlett Johansson’s MCU Training Helped Her Prepare For 'Ghost In The Shell'
Scarlett Johansson revealed in a recent interview in Tokyo that her history with fight choreography helped her prepare for her role as Major in the upcoming Rupert Sanders adaptation of the beloved anime, "Ghost In The Shell".
Having worked on complex action sequences in movies such as Luc Besson's "Lucy" and the numerous Marvel movies such as "Captain America: Civil War", Johansson is no stranger to making a choreographed fight look cinematic. In an interview with CinemaBlend, she said:
"I did a lot of training, just because I wanted to be able to have the physical presence of someone who is entirely capable. And then, of course, I had to actually be kind of capable. Luckily I have had a lot of fight training and weapons training for all those little Marvel movies, so it actually comes in quite handy because it builds this vocabulary. And then did I lot of, you know, a lot of repetition and then a lot of tactical training, which I'd never done before - with room clearing and all that stuff, to just be as efficient with the weapons as possible."
In "Ghost In The Shell", Johansson plays the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg federal agent out to take down a nefarious ghost-hacker who goes by the name The Puppet Master. The movie is directed by Rupert Sanders ("Snow White and the Huntsman") and written by Jonathan Herman ("Straight Outta Compton") and Jamie Moss ("Street Kings"). Starring Johansson alongside an ensemble cast that includes Takeshi Kitano ("Battle Royale"), Michael Pitt ("I Origins"), Juliette Binoche ("Godzilla") and more, the movie opens in theaters March 31st, 2017.
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