First it was Avatar, then Star Trek, now Zoe Saldana might be adding the Marvel Cinematic Universe to her resume. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story yesterday that “Saldana would play Gamora, the green-skinned humanoid who is the last of a species that was exterminated by a race known as the Badoon. She also happens to be a skilled assassin”.
If this pans out, Saldana would join Chris Pratt (who is playing Starr-Lord) and Dave Bautista (playing Drax) in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The casting of Groot (a giant tree-man), Rocket Raccoon, and the film’s villain, Thanos, have yet to be announced.
The Brief Synopsis: Guardians of the Galaxy centers on Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt), a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone want.
Who is Gamora? According to the Marvel.com: “Thanos discovered the infant Gamora after the Zen-Whoberi race had been demolished by the Universal Church of Truth. Thanos used the machines aboard his ship, Sanctuary II, to bring Gamora back in time by two decades and bring her body to peak perfection. He also altered Gamora's perceptions, so that she would not see how evil he was. Thanos sent Gamora into the Universal Church Of Truth, hoping she would cause chaos and also assassinate the Church's leader, the Magus. Gamora then aided Adam Warlock against the Magus, leading to the Magus' defeat”. Read the rest of her biography here on Marvel.com.
Guardians of the Galaxy arrives August 1, 2014