Scarlett Johansson talks Ghost in the Shell's iconic tank scene: "I had this f-ing enormous weapon"

Scarlett Johansson has been pretty darn busy lately. When Scar-Jo’s not getting ready for Avengers: Infinity War (opens in new tab) or talking about a possible Black Widow movie (opens in new tab), she’s been strutting her stuff around Neo-Tokyo in Ghost in the Shell – and revealing details about that iconic tank scene from the original anime making an appearance in the movie (as well as the new trailer).

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During an interview with Total Film magazine (opens in new tab), Scarlett Johansson spoke about Ghost in the Shell’s explosive tank scene. It was such a pulse-pounding moment in the anime, and Johansson is just as excited for the live-action version: “We fight to the death!” Johansson exclaims, “It’s a massive, humungous sequence. I had this fucking enormous weapon, and I’m running around with it. I learned to love it but I felt like I was getting my arms ripped off.”

If talk of Scarlett Johansson making things go boom with a gigantic weapon isn’t enough, the new trailer shows off two teases of the tank scene:

Are you looking forward to seeing such an iconic scene translated from anime to live-action? Sound off in the comments!

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