‘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.

Zoe Saldana circles Gamora role in Guardians of the Galaxy
Zoe Saldana circles Gamora role in Guardians of the Galaxy
Zoe 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 film
Gamora as seen in concept art for the film
Chris 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 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.

Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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  1. undeadslayer4

    @cheetoboy or adam sandler

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  2. undeadslayer4

    this is gonna be a great cast awesome

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. Josh

    That's some good casting!

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. Vanboy

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

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  5. TheObserver

    she's perfect

    2 years agoby @TheObserverFlag

  6. Fry_3000

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

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  7. Dan

    Good choice.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. Cheetoboy

    @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.

    2 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  9. ejk1

    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.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  10. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    That'll be awesome! :-)

    2 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  11. TheSymbiote

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

    2 years agoby @thesymbioteFlag

  12. Selly Pasaribu

    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!!!!!!!!!

    2 years agoby @Selly-PasaribuFlag

  13. Titon

    @bawnian-dexeus Jim Carrey? Agreed

    2 years agoby @TitonFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @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

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. Sean

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

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  16. Titon

    @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.

    2 years agoby @TitonFlag

  17. Sean

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

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  18. Titon

    @themoviefanatic See 2 posts below

    2 years agoby @TitonFlag

  19. Sean

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

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  20. Titon

    @bawnian-dexeus Agreed. Now as for the roles of Rocket Raccoon and Groot, I got nothing, completely CGI or Motion Capture.

    2 years agoby @TitonFlag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @Titon Well, with my last post, it can go to any good actress. It depends on what the producers want and what the character needs. I don't know a lot about Gamora, but simply a warrior and last of her kind.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. Titon

    @bawnian-dexeus True, but the producers should give the role to another actress, maybe Abbie Cornish.

    2 years agoby @TitonFlag

  23. Rudy

    Blue Skin, Green skin it's all fine with me.

    2 years agoby @rudyFlag

  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @Titon Pretty sure she can do this now. As it seems, Cameron is nowhere near ready to film

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  25. Titon

    She's a great choice, but I think they should give the role to another actress, since Saldana has already Avatar and it sequels.

    2 years agoby @TitonFlag

  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Not who I had in mind, but a good actress under green skin can do anything she's asked of. With her experience in Avatar, she can bring out her warrior here. 50/50 until the final result

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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