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In a forgotten film that’s new on Netflix, you see 2 Marvel stars in Nazi uniforms that you would never expect



These are probably images you never expected: future Marvel stars Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) appear as a supervillain duo in a flop in Nazi uniforms. “The Spirit” is currently running on Netflix.

What kind of film is “The Spirit”?

  • “The Spirit” (2008) is a superhero film by Frank Miller, who is known for “Sin City”. The Spirit seems like a failed prequel to Sin City, although “The Spirit” was released three years after the epic.
  • It’s about a dead cop who was revived and defends his city against the supervillain Octopus as the immortal superhero “Spirit”. The “Octopus” is so named because he can fire two weapons four times in a row.
  • “The Spirit” from 2008 is considered a pretty bad film with an IMDB rating of 4.7 out of 10, but it has stars in every role. The main actor, Gabriel Macht, became known as Harvey Specter in the series “Suits”. He can hardly take his eyes off the women in the film: Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Stana Katic (“Castle”) and Paz Vega (“Boardwalk Empire”) are five well-known actresses.

The Spirit is based on the comic of the same name from the 1940s

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Bizarre torture scene shows Marvel stars in Nazi uniforms

What’s the deal with the Nazi uniforms? This is a bizarre scene in which supervillain “Octopus” and his assistant Silken Floss hold the superhero captive and explain their sinister plan to him while he is tied up. They wear Nazi uniforms for an unspecified reason.

Of course, “The Spirit” manages to escape with the help of a French belly dancer who also works as an assassin. But until that happens, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson constantly pose in Nazi poses while the German national anthem plays in the background.


The two of them also kill a cute white cat purely for show: all that remains of the cat are its eyes.

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Scarlett Johansson: “My grandfather would turn in his grave”

How was this commented on? Scarlett Johansson later said in an interview that she was still embarrassed by the film. As a child of a Jewish family, it was strange to wear the suit. Her grandfather would probably turn in his grave at the thought.


According to Samuel L. Jackson, the decision for the scene design was made by wearing strange outfits throughout the film. There was an Asian scene in which he wore a samurai outfit. For the torture scene, Frank Miller went for “the Third Reich.”

Jackson says, “It’s not every day you see a ‘brother’ (a black guy) in a Nazi uniform, so it kind of worked.”


Did that work? No. “The Spirit” is considered a flop. It only grossed $39 million against a budget of $60 million. Today, “The Spirit” is almost forgotten, unlike the Marvel films and Sin City.

Where can you see this? The Spirit has been running on Netflix since mid-June. The film is rated 16+.


There are always films on Netflix that remain under the radar of the public. We have presented a particularly clever film to you here: A fascinating film on Netflix is ​​like “Squid Game”, but the game only ends when only one person is left alive

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