Zoe Saldana updates on Guardians Of The Galaxy

We recently caught up with Zoe Saldana to chat Star Trek Into Darkness , and couldn’t resist asking her about the role she landed in Marvel’s sci-fi epic, Guardians Of The Galaxy ).

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.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.