IGN has been given the gift of two official character stills from The Spirit -- and doesn't Scarlett Johansson look much prettier here than in that leaked costume test? Interestingly, the first official look of Samuel L. Jackson is a very buttoned down one -- not like the leaked stills that caused such a kerfluffle before being yanked. I'm really curious if those were simply tests, and this is the final choice.

Most of them are older still-in-progress shots, starring Frank Miller and a still visible green screen. Unfortunately we were not treated to a look at Gabriel Macht as the titular hero. But as we're getting a trailer very soon, it's not too disappointing. I would rather see the Spirit living and breathing, not just a static still. Can't wait! Head to IGN for larger versions of each.

The Spirit opens January 16th, 2009.
categories Movies, Cinematical