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For some time, fans have complained about the lack of female led superhero movies (if not female led movies in general).

And while there are several in the works - DC will have a stand alone Wonder Woman movie, Sony are expected to launch Black Cat, and Marvel have a Black Widow movie on the horizon - we are still yet to see a real female led superhero movie from any of the major players.

This summer, though, saw Scarlett Johansson star as Lucy, in Luc Besson's Sci/Fi thriller, and it might have been the closet we have got to a female led superhero movie.

Scarlett Johansson, of course, also plays Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - and was a key part of The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Which leads to the question - of the two roles Scarlett Johansson has starred in this summer, which was the toughest - and which would you rather see her play again on the big screen?

Scarlett Johansson: Black Widow vs Lucy

Black Widow, real name Natasha Romanov, is a ex-russian spy who came and worked for SHIELD after attempting to assassinate Iron Man. In The Avengers, she spoke of how Hawkeye had been sent to take her out in Budapest, but had made a different call. She is undoubtedly a great fighter, and an expert in deception, but could she really take on Lucy?

Lucy - Scarlett Johansson's deadliest role?
Lucy - Scarlett Johansson's deadliest role?

In Lucy, Scarlett Johansson plays an American woman who in kidnapped and forced to transport drugs in Taiwan. The experimental drugs are sewn into her stomach, but burst, and the effects begin to transform her mind, increasing her mental capacity, and allowing her access to 100% of her brain.

Lucy leans telekinesis and time travel, and is able to perform some spectacular feats - but would she get the upper hand on Black Widow?

Black Widow doesn't have any supernatural powers herself, but when she in confronted by another mind-controlling supernatural being in The Avengers in the form of Loki, she is the only member of the team able to get a read on him, and learn his plans - take a look at this scene:

So what do you think? Of Scarlett Johansson most recent characters, who do you think would get the upper hand, Black Widow or Lucy? Write in with your thoughts below the line!


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