Not content with the Star Trek and Avatar franchises, Zoe Saldana is now on the verge of joining the Marvel universe. According to THR Saldana is in talks to join Guardians of the Galaxy as Gamora, a green-skinned humanoid who is the last of a species. She is a skilled assassin and has a preference for knives and swords.
Saldana will be joining Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty) who’ll play Star-Lord and Dave Bautista who’ll play Drax the Destroyer. The actress will soon be seen in Star Trek Into Darkness and stars alongside Christian Bale in crime drama Out of the Furnace which opens later this year.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are a team of superhuman and extra-terrestrial adventurers dedicated to the safeguarding of the Milky Way Galaxy from any force that threatens the security or liberty of its various people.
The team includes their leader Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer (a resurrected superhuman warrior and nemesis of Thanos), Groot (a plant monster who can control trees), Gamora (a dangerous female assassin who has a preference for knives and swords) and Rocket Racoon (a genetically altered racoon who can fly a plane and carries a laser pistol).
With an August 2014 release date set we can expect more casting announcements soon. James Gunn (Super) is directing.