Dominating the market when it comes to kick-ass sci-fi ladies (she’s already got Trek ’s Uhura and Avatar ’s Neytiri under her belt), Saldana has been cast as Gamora, a green-skinned, last-of-her-species alien who forms part of the titular team.
Saldana was relatively tight-lipped on the project when we met in London, having “just signed on”, but she’ll be back in these shores in a matter of weeks to start shooting.
Intriguingly, she also confirmed that she’ll become Gamora through the magic of make-up (as opposed to CGI, or performance capture), meaning Guardians could be a little more grounded than some might have suspected (after all, Marvel Studio’s President of Production Kevin Feige has promised that the film won’t run into Green Lantern -esque pitfalls ).
Watch the video below for Saldana’s full reponse:
Guardians Of The Galaxy opens in the UK in August 2014. Meanwhile, you can catch Saldana in Star Trek Into Darkness from 9 May 2013.