Zoe Saldana may soon be getting painted up to play a green alien in a big franchise sci-fi movie – and it isn’t a Star Trek movie. It is being reported that the new Uhura is in talks for Marvel’s upcoming big super-hero movie Guardians of the Galaxy. More details below.
Saldana May Lead ‘Guaridans of the Galaxy’
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zoe Saldana is in negotiations to play the female lead in Marvel’s 2014 superhero team-in-space movie Guardians of the Galaxy. Saldana would be playing Gamora, "the green-skinned humanoid who is the last of a species that was exterminated by a race known as the Badoon."
Zoe Saldana may be playing Marvel’s Gamora in "Guardians of the Galaxy"
If the deal is done then Saldana will join Chris Pratt (playing Star-Lord) and Dave Bautista (playing Drax the Destroyer). The movie is being directed by James Gunn and is expected to start shooting in June, with an August 1 2014 release date.
This will be Saldana’s third major sci-fi franchise, following Avatar and Star Trek. James Cameron’s next Avatar movie is expected to be released in 2015. If the next Star Trek movie arrives in 2016, Saldana will have four years in a row with tentpole space movies.
Official logo for Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy"