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‘Lucy’ Trailer: It’s No Black Widow Movie, But Super-ScarJo Is Flying Solo

We know most of us want to see Scarlett Johansson get her own solo Black Widow movie, but that’s not gonna happen anytime soon. That said, how about another film about a female ass-kicker with superpowers? A new international ‘Lucy‘ trailer is here to prove ScarJo is about to reach her full potential — and afterwards all hell will likely break loose.

We already saw some sneak peeks at ‘Lucy,’ directed by Luc Besson of films like ‘Leon: The Professional’ and ‘The Fifth Element,’ but the new trailer is packed with more action and clearer story details. After Scarlett Johansson’s title character finds herself a captive of some villainous individuals and trapped in “a dark deal,” she soon ingests a substance which allows to her to unlock her brain’s full capabilities and develop superhuman abilities. First she starts out with brainiac comprehension skills and Black Widow-style moves, but as she further realizes her brain’s potential, she receives near-God-like capabilities.

‘Lucy’ also features the man who stars in practically everything, Morgan Freeman, as a scientist who’s experimenting and researching the human brain’s full potential. So he’ll definitely want to team up with Lucy here. This also marks another noteworthy role for Johansson, who wowed us with her voice work in the Oscar-winning ‘Her,’ as well as the unexpected but interesting role of an alien abductor in ‘Under the Skin.’ Color us intrigued to see what she brings to ‘Lucy.’

‘Lucy’ will hit theaters August 8.

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