|Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) (Source)|
The latest Marvel featurette focuses on Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Zoe Saldana plays Gamora and gets to explain her take on 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."
Kevin Feige described her role last year saying, "When we meet Gamora (Zoe Saldana), she's a bad guy working with Ronan and Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Korath (Djimon Hounsou), and by extension for Thanos. Gamora doesn't necessarily like doing that anymore, and tries to find a new path for herself. But she has such a reputation as the deadliest woman in the galaxy that people aren't greeting her with open arms."
Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora casting raised some eyebrows last year, but her role as that killer in Colombiana silenced any critics over her action movie chops. If this movie is a hit the Dominican actress with have a starring role in three major franchises: Star Trek, Avatar, and now, a Marvel superhero. She'll be the new "Queen of Sci-Fi."
Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro. It opens August 1, 2014
What do you think of Gamora? Are you looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy?
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