This weekend's opening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier will mark the thrid outing for Scarlett Johansson as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent and Avenger Natasha Romanov, a.k.a. the Black Widow, but it's not until August's Lucy that audiences will get to see the actress use superpowers.
Set in a dystopian future, Johansson plays a drug mule who is inadvertently dosed with something that multiplies her brain capacity, thus giving her superpowers. As fantastic as the premise may be, the movie is in capable hands with writer-director Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, The Professional), who knows a thing of two about making movies from a female perspective. "It's one that [Besson] wrote that has been developing for 10 years or something," Johansson told Interview
As evidenced in Lucy's first trailer, Johansson's Lucy is not someone you want to mess with. "I love to see a woman as a very strong character," Besson admitted last month. "It’s like cooking: sugar with a bit of salt, and Lucy definitely can get salty."
Indeed she does. See what he means in the trailer below.