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Watch Scarlett Johansson in the trailer for ‘Lucy’

Watch Scarlett Johansson in the trailer for ‘Lucy’
April 3, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Scarlett Johansson

For some reason, a lot of people seem to be under the impression that a female superhero movie would never work, because people can suspend their disbelief far enough to concede that a radioactive spider bite or magic rings can give people super powers, but not if it happens to women. Anyway, here’s the trailer for Scarlett Johansson‘s latest superhero movie, Luc Besson‘s Lucy (due out on August 8th), in which she balances out the dearth of lady superheroes by having every power ever as well as living in the fourth dimension. Seriously OP is what I’m saying.

Set in a futuristic world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupted cops, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, 2069 AD, works as a drug mule for the mob. The drug she inadvertently takes goes into her system, changing her into a metahuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.