‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Wants Zoe Saldana as Gamora

The ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ star is in talks to portray the green-skinned assassin in director James Gunn's Marvel Phase Two ensemble.
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Wants Zoe Saldana as Gamora

Zoe Saldana circles Gamora role in Guardians of the GalaxyZoe Saldana is in talks to play the female lead Gamora in Marvel's Phase Two ensemble adventure Guardians of the Galaxy.

Gamora made her first appearance in the Marvel comic books in 1975. The green-skinned assassin is the last of a race that was wiped out by the Baldoon. She is the adopted daughter of the villain Thanos, who made his presence known during the end credit scene in Marvel's The Avengers.

Gamora's powers include super-human strength, agility, and healing abilities.

It should be noted that Zoe Saldana's deal is not finalized yet. We reported in February that Jason Momoa was in talks to play Drax the Destroyer, before negotiations broke down a month later, causing Marvel to go with Dave Bautista, who has since been confirmed.

Gamora as seen in concept art for the filmChris Pratt also stars as Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord. Notable Guardians such as Rocket Raccoon and Groot have yet to be cast.

James Gunn is directing from his own screenplay. Production is scheduled to begin this June.

Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014.

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  • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

    @cheetoboy or adam sandler

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    • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

      @shuabert i agree

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      • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

        this is gonna be a great cast awesome

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        • shuabert • 2 years ago

          That's some good casting!

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          • vanboy • 2 years ago

            She probably liked the look of her roommate in Star Trek.

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            • TheObserver • 2 years ago

              she's perfect

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              • Fry-3000 • 2 years ago

                I'm really looking forward to phase two, ant man looks soooo cool.

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                • dan1 • 2 years ago

                  Good choice.

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                  • cheetoboy • 2 years ago

                    @bawnian-dexeus Zoe Saldana would be fantastic as this kind of character. Also @bawnian-dexeus man I totally agree, Jim Carrey would be perfect for the Rocket Raccoon character.

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                    • ejk1 • 2 years ago

                      She can hold her own in fight scenes, judging from the trailer for Columbiana (I didn't see the movie). Plus, she's sexy, and the world could use another sci-fi sex symbol.

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                      • redcameraman • 2 years ago

                        That'll be awesome! :-)

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                        • thesymbiote • 2 years ago

                          I don't like it, she's not tough enough looking to me.

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                          • Selly-Pasaribu • 2 years ago

                            My 1st reaction was: Woohooooooooooo!!! That's my girl over there, she's about to kick some ass!!!! I love Zoe! She's awesome as a strong lead female character and always will be. To those who seem bored to see her: Find another movie to watch!!! This is a green-skinned character! It's not like you're going to see her face directly. She can play the green/blue/red/pink-skinned character and I will still love her the same. Get it, girl!!!!!!!!!

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                            • Titon • 2 years ago

                              @bawnian-dexeus Jim Carrey? Agreed

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                              • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                                @Titon Groot is like Hulk, only saying "I Am Groot" over and over, so you don't need to cast a star for that, just a person that sounds like a caveman. He'll be getting blast at some point into tooth pick pieces only to recover (a.k.a. merch). As for Rocket Racoon, being the animal with galaxy sized cojones and the attitude of a mercenary who will probably serve for comedic purposes, and attract kids, I'm still gunning for Jim Carrey to provide the voice. If not, again, you don't need a star for that either

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                                • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                  @Titon Yeah, i assume those characters cast will likely be announced sometime soon.

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                                  • Titon • 2 years ago

                                    @themoviefanatic Both of them could play the role, they are both Bad Ass, but Saldana is almost confirmed at this point, and that's Great. Now we have to wait for Rocket Raccoon and Groot roles.

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                                    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                      @Titon Abbie Cornish? I'm not sure about her having that role? I would think that Zoe Saldana would be good for the role.

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                                      • Titon • 2 years ago

                                        @themoviefanatic See 2 posts below

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                                        • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                          @Titon I don't think they will give the role to someone else. Who else did you think they should give the role to?

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