After casting Dave Batista as Drax the Destroyer, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy looks to have found another recognizable name to add to its cast list. This time, they are courting femme fatale Zoe Saldana for the role of Gamora the assassin.
Saldana is reportedly in advanced talks to play the green-skinned assassin, who is notable for being trained by intergalactic despot Thanos himself, before doing a 180 and turning against her former mentor (in the comic, Thanos himself did a 180 and turned into an antihero and sometimes-ally of the forces of good, so all is well.)
Since Thanos is already being teased as the big bad for The Avengers 2, it is possible that he will also have a role to play in Guardians of the Galaxy, even if it’s just to serve as a catalyst for the events of the film.
Directed by James Gunn, Guardians Of The Galaxy will open in the UK on 1 August 2014.
Via: The Hollywood Reporter