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Scarlett Johansson Takes Aim in First ‘Lucy’ Photo

Scarlett Johansson has kicked butt and taken names in multiple Marvel movies as S.H.I.E.L.D. spy Black Widow. For her next action role, she’ll get some superpowers of her own.

Entertainment Weekly has released a first look at Lucy, director Luc Besson’s next movie, starring Johansson in the title role. The photo reveals Johansson’s character imprisoned and holding a gun — circumstances we’re used to seeing Johansson in as Natasha Romanov.

“I love to see a woman as a very strong character,” Besson said of the Lucy heroine. “It’s like cooking: sugar with a
 bit of salt, and Lucy definitely can get salty.”

Set a few decades into the future, Lucy stars Johansson as a drug mule who accidentally becomes a metahuman after ingesting drugs that allow her to absorb knowledge and manipulate objects with her mind, among other powers.

Lucy arrives in theaters on Aug. 8.

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