There were millions of excited fans around the world, when it was announced that a live action Ghost in the Shell movie was being brought to the big screen, with fans soon talking about the stars they would like to see in the film. However, there were a lot of disappointed fans, when it was announced that Scarlett Johansson had been cast in the lead role for Ghost in the Shell.
The main issue was the fact that the fans wanted to see an Asian actress cast in the lead role for the Ghost in the Shell movie, and was in no way a dig at Scarlett Johansson herself. Now though, Scarlett has spoken out about being cast in the new film, admitting that she still wonders whether she was actually the right choice.
Johansson was chatting to the folks over at Collider, when she explained to them, "Oh gosh, now you’re going to bring in all of my insecurities. You know, I think... I don’t know if I was the right person, but I think Rupert and I shared the same vision for the character. I do work that I think I can do and be challenged by and have a take on."
She added, "I think when you have a character that’s so beloved, and certainly even with Black Widow, bringing that character to life was sort of daunting. Just because of course people have a lot of opinions about these characters that they love and grew up with and are inspired by and so forth."
Ghost in the Shell is set to hit the big screen on March 31, 2017 in both the US and the UK.