Ghost in the Shell director reportedly circling Scarlett Johansson for lead-role
We reported earlier this year that Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) would be directing the live-action adaptation of ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ the popular Manga comic series and once 1995 film. While Sanders was maneuvering to have Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street) take the lead role in the film, the latest announcement from DC Comics may have sidelined his plans to book the actor, and now his attention has moved towards Scarlett Johansson.
This week DC Comics announced 10 superhero films that will be released over the next decade, one of those films is named ‘Suicide Squad’ and David Ayer reportedly wants Margot Robbie for the role. With Robbie possibly booked, reports are that Sanders is offering Johansson $10 million to take the role of lead-cyborg in ‘Ghost in the Shell.’ Johansson has been steadily building up her career as lead-female assassin, with roles in ‘Under the Skin,’ ‘Avengers,’ and ‘Lucy’ and would seemingly be a perfect fit for the Manga film.
There was talk that Marvel would give Black Widow a standalone film from the Avengers series, but as time passes that project seems less and less likely to happen. Scarlett Johansson will appear in the next Avengers film, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ she will reprise her role as Natasha Romanov (Black Widow) when the film premieres on May 1, 2015.